Provincial target-listed personality nabbed in Tagbilaran buy-bust

By J. Jala | 10:08 AM January 17, 2023

Authorities arrested a suspected drug pusher and seized shabu valued at P41, 000 in a buy-bust operation in Barangay San Isidro, Tagbilaran City Monday afternoon, Jan. 16.

Suspect John Michael Pabelonia, 23, jobless, a high-value individual, was nabbed after he sold suspected shabu to a police poseur-buyer.

Confiscated during the operation were eight packs of suspected shabu weighing around 6 grams with an estimated market value of P40,800, buy-bust money, one cellular phone, and one motorcycle.

The pieces of drug evidence have been submitted for chemical analysis.

According to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Bohol, the suspect could
dispose around 25 grams per week.

Cases for violation of Sections 5 and 11, Article II of RA 9165 will be filed against the suspect.

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