'Madam Rose' nabbed in Davao drug bust

Rodirey Salas, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 25 2016 08:11 PM

DAVAO CITY – Police arrested a 54-year-old widow in a buy-bust operation on Thursday night.

Toril Police Station identified the suspect as Rosita Unggui, alyas "Madam Rose."

She was arrested inside her home in Purok 6A, in Barangay 31-D.

Ungui was caught selling illegal drugs to a police officer who posed as buyer.

Confiscated from her were 37 sachets of suspected shabu or about P127,000 worth of illegal drugs.

Ungui denied the allegations. She claimed the illegal drugs belonged to a friend.

Police Chief inspector Ronald Lao, Station Commander of Toril Police Station, said the suspect was the subject of their surveillance for almost a year.

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