LEGAZPI CITY - Police operatives collared two illegal drug peddlers and seized from them over PHP1 million worth of suspected shabu in a drug sting on Saturday in Naga City, Camarines Sur province.
In a statement on Sunday, Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Police Regional Office 5 (PRO5) spokesperson, identified the duo as Ronna Balcueva, 29, of Barangay Calaug and Jacqueline Geroy, 29, of the same village in the city.
The suspects were caught selling 11 grams of shabu worth PHP75,000 to an undercover police agent in a buy-bust operation in the said barangay.
A search on the suspects led to the confiscation of two plastic sachets of shabu -- one weighing 125 grams and the other weighing 25 grams.
All the seized shabu had a total estimated value of over PHP1 million.
"The suspects were detained in Police Station 3, Naga City," Calubaquib said, adding that they are facing charges for possession and selling of illegal substances under Republic Act 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.
Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, PRO5 regional director, commended the successful operation against illegal drugs and cited the good coordination between the Bicol police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-5. (PNA)