National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents arrested a former shuttle service driver for the Bohol Institute of Technology (BIT) during an anti-drug operation outside the school in Tagbilaran City on Tuesday night.
According to NBI Bohol officer-in-charge Atty. Renan Oliva, the suspect identified as Rushel Sumatra, 24, of Alicia town has been selling shabu to students of the school.
Parents filed a complaint regarding Sumatra’s alleged drug trade before the NBI prompting agents to set the sting operation in motion, said Oliva.
Sumatra was arrested across the school along K of C Drive after allegedly selling shabu worth P1,000 to an undercover agent.
Agents also allegedly found shabu weighing 6.5 grams in Sumatra’s possession.
Oliva said that the seized drugs were estimated to be worth P44,200.
The NBI is preparing to file charges against Sumatra for violating Section 5 and 11 Article II of the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (W. Maestrado)