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Wife of ex-cop arrested in Surigao shabu bust

Kristine Custodio faces a string of drug charges and now detained at the PDEA Caraga Region jail facility in Butuan. Photo courtesy of pdea trese

The wife of a former police officer was arrested by anti-narcotics agents in a drug buy-bust operation in Surigao City on Saturday (Oct. 21).

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Caraga spokesperson Dindo Abellanosa identified the suspect as Kristine Custodio,27, a resident of Barangay Sabang, Surigao City .

Abellanosa said an agent who acted as poseur-buyer was able to buy a sachet of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, worth P500 from Custodio inside her house on Purok 3, Sabang village at around 2 p.m.

Twenty-two other sachets of suspected shabu weighing 3 grams worth P15,000 in the street market were also recovered from Custodio.

Kristine, wife of former PO2 Ronnie Custodio had been under surveillance for months and was confirmed by PDEA agents to be peddling illegal drugs in the area, Abellanosa said.

In November 2016, PO2 Custodio, who reportedly went on absence without leave (AWOL) for years was arrested by his former colleagues in a buy-bust operation.

Charges for violating Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, particularly for Section 5, Article 2 (drug-pushing), and of Section 11 (drug-possession) would be filed against Custodio, who is now detained at the PDEA Caraga Region jail facility in Butuan. By CLC

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