ISABELA - A woman was arrested in a buy-bust operation after she was caught selling illegal drugs inside a hotel in Echague, Isabela, police reports said Friday.
Policemen from Santiago City and Echague launched a drug buy-bust operation against the 34-year-old female suspect.
She checked into a hotel room in Barangay Soyung in Echague for the transaction, instead of going to Barangay Divisoria where she earlier agreed to meet the poseur buyer.
Confiscated from her were P10,000 buy bust money and a plastic sachet of shabu (methamphetamine).
Authorities searched the rest of her belongings and found 33 sachets of shabu, believed to be worth around P1 million.
The suspect was charged with violation of Section 5, Section 11, and Section 12 of Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.
Authorities will also investigate the hotel where the suspect was arrested. -- Report from Janford Bonifacio, ABS-CBN News Cagayan Valley