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Meth price P1M seized from suspect in Normal Santos

This stuff had been seized from suspect Jason Tiu Lacsamana, who was arrested in a buy-bust operation on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Photograph courtesy of the Normal Santos Metropolis Police Workplace)

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, South Cotabato, Philippines – Police seized greater than P1 million price of suspected crystal meth, or shabu, from an alleged big-time drug pusher from Davao Metropolis in a buy-bust operation right here on Saturday, June 18.

Col. Paul Bometivo, performing director of the Normal Santos Metropolis Police Workplace, stated in a report that the seized unlawful medication, the largest restoration up to now in a single operation right here, had been discovered within the possession of suspect Jason Tiu Lacsamana, 47, a resident of Toril, Davao Metropolis.

He stated Lacsamana was cornered by a group composed of members of town police Drug Enforcement Unit and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Company (PDEA) in Soccsksargen (Area 12) in an entrapment at round 11:39 a.m. Saturday on Bula-Lagao Street in Barangay Bula right here.

Bometivo stated the suspect offered a sachet of suspected shabu price P1,000 to a police officer who posed as a purchaser. In a subsequent search, Lacsamana yielded a “jumbo” and 20 “massive” rectangular plastic sachets, containing a mixed quantity of 150.5 grams of suspected shabu valued at P1.02 million based mostly on the nationwide normal drug value.

The seized unlawful medication had been submitted to the Police Regional Workplace 12 crime laboratory for examination, he stated.

Lt. Col. Aldrin Gonzales, the spokesperson of town police workplace, instructed the Inquirer the suspect’s presence within the metropolis was monitored by intelligence operatives two weeks in the past.

He stated Lacsamana was a transient with no everlasting tackle within the metropolis. He reportedly traveled from Toril, Davao Metropolis utilizing a public utility car.

“He was beneath surveillance for 2 weeks. Our operatives had been in a position to finalize the transaction with him yesterday [Saturday] so he surfaced and was ultimately entrapped,” he stated.

Gonzales stated Lacsamana had been thought-about a high-value drug character and had “no different work except for peddling shabu.”

Bometivo has ordered a deeper investigation and follow-up operations to establish the provider of the confiscated unlawful medication.

“I urge the general public to not hesitate to return ahead and report back to us any related info concerning unlawful drug actions of their areas,” he stated.

Prices for the promoting and possession of harmful medication, a violation of Sections 5 and 11 of the Complete Harmful Medicine Act, are being ready towards the suspect.


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