A suspected big-time illegal drugs distributor in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, was nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Purok Kawayan, Barangay Taclobo, in the city Wednesday.
Insp. Janelito Marquez of the Provincial Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, identified the suspect as Isaac Torres Gara, 47, of Purok Kawayan, Taclobo.
Gara was nabbed by joint elements of PAIDSOTG, the National Bureau of Investigation and the Dumaguete police, after he handed a sachet of suspected shabu to a police poseur-buyer.
Two large heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu, worth P27,000, were also seized during the arrest, Marquez said.
He said the suspect had been under surveillance more than a week now after the police had been tipped that Gara was peddling drugs to students of two schools in Dumaguete.
Gara said the drugs came from a supplier in Cebu and his financier was a certain “Mario” from Dumaguete, who had been convicted for illegal drugs and is now at the national prison facility in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila.*JFP
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