Pieces of evidence seized from the suspect. Photo by Johnny R. Reblando
IBA, Zambales – Police arrested a suspected drug pusher and seized P355,550-worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation at Barangay San Guillermo San Marcelino on Monday.
Zambales police director Col. Fitz A. Macariola said Hamel Solaiman Mendalano, 31, of Barangay Linusungan, San Marcelino was arrested by operatives of the San Marcelino MPS headed by Major Teddy Padauan while selling a sachet of shabu worth P500 to a police-poseur buyer.
Recovered from the suspect 44 more pieces of sealed plastic of suspected shabu weighing 54.7 grams amounting to Php355,550.
The suspect is now detained at the San Marcelino MPS jail facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.