A newly known drug personality in Ubay was arrested by municipal police with the support of the Philippine Armyâ€™s 47th Infantry Battalion in a joint anti-drug operation on Saturday.
Police identified the suspect as Michael Maputol, a resident of Barangay San Pascual, Ubay.
According to Ubay police chief Senior Insp. Rolando Desiree Lavisto, the buy-bust against Maputol was set up after residents of said village reported to authorities the suspectâ€™s illegal activities.
Maputol was allegedly caught in the act of selling illegal drugs worth P500 to a policeman posing as a buyer.
Two more packets of shabu and drug paraphernalia were confiscated from the suspect following his arrest, police said.
Charges against the suspect for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 were filed before the Provincial Prosecutorâ€™s Office on Monday. (Wellie Maestrado)
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