ROXAS CITY, Capiz – More or less P94,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized from two brothers in a drug buy-bust operation afternoon of March 20, 2019 at Brgy. Culasi here.
The Station Drug Enforcement Team (SDET) of the Roxas City PNP led by Supt. Dante Tayco, Roxas police chief arrested Anthony Almalbis and Vergel Almalbis, both residents of Sitio Sakop, Brgy. Culasi here.
Recovered from the suspects were 39 sachets of suspected shabu, a weighing scale, P1,000 marked money, two pieces of homemade explosive device, a cellphone, a wallet, a black metal box where the suspected illegal items were kept, and a car allegedly used in their transactions.
But Anthony said he only borrowed the car from a friend last month and it was not involved in the transaction.
Tayco said that it took a month of surveillance and monitoring before they launched the operation against the siblings.
Charges for violation of Republic Act Nos. 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 ) and 10591 (Comprehensive Laws on Firearms and Ammunition Act) were filed against the suspects.