P3.4-M worth of shabu seized in Cortes buy-bust

By J. Jala | 08:25 PM March 12, 2021
Severino Estorba Pata Jr. Contributed Photo

Around 500 grams of crystal meth or shabu, estimated to be worth P3.4 million were seized from a suspect during a drug bust in Cortes town, police said.

Reports from Provincial Drugs Enforcement Team said the buy-bust operation was conducted on Friday afternoon, by operatives from Provincial Drug Enforcement Team in Barangay New Lourdes in Cortes town.

Police identified the suspect as Severino Estorba Pata Jr, 41, a resident of Barangay Booy in Tagbilaran City.

Pata, according to police, is a high value individual in the drugs watchlist.

Pata will be charged for violating Section 5 (Sale of illegal drugs) in relation to Section 26 (Attempt or Conspiracy) of Article II of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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