P1.1-M worth of 'shabu' seized in buy-bust in Butuan

Lorilly Charmane D. Awitan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 23 2017 09:19 PM

Allan Yamba is arrested in a drug operation in Butuan City. Photo courtesy of Butuan City Police Station 2

BUTUAN CITY- Authorities seized 95 grams of suspected “shabu” estimated to be worth over P1.1 million in a buy-bust operation Saturday.

Police arrested 52-year-old suspected drug dealer Allan Yamba at Purok 8, Barangay Masao.

Ten sachets of suspected shabu were confiscated from the suspect as well as P12,500 of marked money, a cellphone and an electronic weighing scale.

According to the PNP, Yamba was on their drugs watchlist. Senior Insp. Roland Orcullo said they earlier arrested the suspect on October 21, 2016 but Yamba was released after he was able to post bail.

The suspect will face charges of violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.