Recently in the City of Las Piñas, a drug buy-bust operation there resulted in the arrest of an online seller and his cohort and the police officers confiscated from them illegal drugs estimated to be worth over P400,000, according to a Manila Bulletin news report. The arrest happened in Barangay Manuyo Dos.
To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…
Members of the Southern Police District-Drug Enforcement Unit (SPD-DEU) arrested an online seller and his cohort during a buy-bust operation on Thursday, Sept. 1, and confiscated from them P408,000 worth of shabu in Las Piñas.
SPD Director Col. Kirby John Brion Kraft, identified the suspects as Jerome Carillas, 28, an online seller, and Ronie Regonios, 40.
Kraft said the suspects were arrested around 5:00 a.m. along Canaynay Road, Barangay Manuyo Dos, Las Piñas.
The SPD chief said the suspects, both high value individual (HVI) and street value individual (SVI), were placed under surveillance prior to their arrest.
Kraft said members of the SPD-DEU were able to confiscate from the suspects 11 plastic sachets containing shabu weighing about 60 grams and worth P408, 000, and the P500 buy-bust money.
Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Las Piñas City resident, what is your reaction to this recent development? Are members of your local community affected by drug trading and smuggling? How bad do you think is the drug menace in your city right now?
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