3 nabbed in Iloilo drug bust

By Kenneth Ladigohon, ABS-CBN News Iloilo

Posted at Jun 09 2014 04:50 PM | Updated as of Jun 10 2014 12:50 AM

MANILA - Three women were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Mandurriao, Iloilo City on Monday morning.

Suspect Rhea Olmindo was caught in possession of at least 13 suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) sachets and several drug paraphernalia such as lighter, empty plastic sachet, and digital weighing in Barangay Bakhaw.

Two other women, identified as Andrylyn Dingcong and Elma Mirasol, were also arrested in the area, which was discovered to have been turned into a drug den.

Authorities said a month-long surveillance was conducted on the suspect prior to the buy-bust operation.

The suspects, who are now detained at the Mandurriao Police Station, will be charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).