Narcotics operatives seized P30,000 worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) from two suspected illegal drug pushers in one of Agusan del Sur’s municipalities that were declared “drug cleared” in August this year.
Arrested last Tuesday in a buy-bust operation were Rodrigo Rabe, 32, and his live-in partner Mary Calambas, operating in San Francisco town, according to Dindo Abellanosa, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Caraga spokesperson.
Abellanosa said the two were arrested as they tried to sell “shabu” to a poseur-buyer operative at the couple’s house in Barangay 2 around 7 p.m.
Recovered from them were five small plastic sachets of shabu weighing 3.2 grams with estimated market value of P30,000.
According to Abellanosa, the suspects were considered “high-value targets” of the agency.
In August 2019, the PDEA declared all of Agusan del Sur’s 13 towns, lone city and 314 villages “drug-cleared,” making it one of the three provinces in Caraga to be pronounced free of drugs.
The two other provinces were Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Islands. By CLC