PHOTO FROM THE INQUIRIER'S FILE

MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga – Police officers arrested three suspected drug traffickers classified as “high-value individuals” who allegedly netted “shabu” (methamphetamine) worth at least P3,343,000 in two separate operations against illegal drugs in Tarlac City.

In a statement released on Thursday, April 4, the Tarlac provincial police said the first buy-and-seize operation was carried out at 11:51 pm on Tuesday in the village of San Miguel.

The operation resulted in the arrest of two female suspects after they allegedly sold shabu worth P40,000 to an undercover police officer.

Four plastic packages containing about 450 grams of shabu worth P3,060,000 were confiscated from the suspects.

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Later the same day, officers arrested another drug suspect in a separate police operation in the village of São Francisco. The suspect allegedly yielded 55 grams of shabu with a street value of P374,000.

All three suspects were arrested and face charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Col. Miguel Guzman, Tarlac police director, said operations against drug figures and illegal drug trade would continue to significantly increase the number of drug-cleared villages in the province. INQ


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