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Police arrest top HVT, seize P750K in shabu

BY SHIELA G. GELERA

About P750,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized from the top 10 high value target in Western Visayas during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City, at about 3:15 p.m. Sunday.

Romeo Salem, 36, of Purok Villa Villeta in the barangay, was nabbed with a sling bag containing two brown envelopes sealed with packing tape and each containing five heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu weighing about 75 grams, a cellular phone, the buy-bust money, and P2,000 in cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs, police records show.

The arrest of Salem was a joint operation of the Police Drug Enforcement Unit-6, Bacolod City Mobile Force Company, and Bacolod Station 4 operatives.

Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, are being readied against Salem, the police added.*

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