DAVAO – A drug-bust operation by Davao City police led to the arrest of a suspected big-time drug pusher and seizure of some P180,000 worth of shabu on Wednesday, authorities said.
Suspect Christian Anthony Sia was nabbed during an operation by the Investigation Division and Management Bureau of Davao City Police Office (IDMB-DCPO) at a hotel in CM Recto Avenue.
Also confiscated from the suspect's possession were 5 big packs and 2 medium-sized sachets of suspected shabu, drug paraphernalia, and marked money.
Police said Sia was under surveillance for one month.
"Isang buwan na sinurveillance ang suspek... madalas mag-check in sa hotel tapos nagduda na tayo sa kanya... matatawag siguro natin na retailer siya kasi susunod sa supplier siya na agad," Supt. Antonio Rivera, chief of the IDMB-DCPO said.
Sia will be charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, police said. He is the second suspect arrested by the San Pedro Police Station in 2 days. -- Report from Rodirey Salas, ABS-CBN News Davao