Alleged drug dealer arrested, P300K worth of drugs seized in Dipolog City

Dynah Diestro, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 13 2017 07:15 PM

DIPOLOG CITY - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested a 36-year-old man in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Estaka here, Friday.

The suspect was identified as Frangie Franca. Authorities said he was under surveillance for several months for his illegal activities.

The suspect allegedly distributed illegal drugs around the city and in nearby municipalities.

Franca gets his drug supply from Ozamiz City and Cebu, said PDEA agent Ma. Felina Abendan.

Confiscated from Franca were seven sachets of shabu weighing 57 grams and estimated to be worth P300,000.

Franca said he never met his supplier since he did his transactions through text messages and picked up the items in grassy areas as instructed by his supplier.

The suspect will be charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.