A 52-year-old newly identified suspected drug personality was arrested after allegedly selling shabu to an undercover police operative of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) on Tuesday.
According to police, the suspect was driving a tricycle as he made a drug transaction with a poseur-buyer along Gallares Street and was later cornered and placed under arrest upon reaching the K of C compound.
The Tagbilaran City police identified the suspected drug dealer as Renate Suico, Jr., a resident of Habitat Village in Barangay Bool.
Authorities said that Suico was spotted selling illegal drugs on Tuesday afternoon while he was being monitored by police.
Police then set up the drug buy-bust operation against Suico at Gallares St. in Barangay Poblacion.
Suico allegedly sold shabu worth P500 to the undercover cop during the staged drug transaction which resulted in his arrest.
Police said that they found six more packets of suspected shabu in Suico’s possession.
The arrested suspect denied the police’s allegation that he was selling drugs but admitted to having used the banned substance.
Suico is now under the custody of the Tagbilaran police and is set to be charged with sale and possession of illegal drugs. (WM)