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Police seize shabu in raid

A police raid on the house of a jobless man in Purok Balinghoy, Brgy. Poblacion in Bago City, Negros Occidental Thursday yielded suspected shabu and its paraphernalia.

City Police chief, Supt. David Cachumbo identified the suspect as Jonathan Varona, alias “Tirso Varona”, 35, against whom charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being readied.

A team led by Senior Insp. Arnold Mesias Jr., swooped down on the house of Varona at about 8 p.m. Thursday, with a search warrant issued by Municipal Trial Court in Cities Judge Herminigildo Octaviano in Bago.

The raid yielded a small transparent sachet of suspected shabu, five disposable lighters, two improvised tooter, and a tooter head, four improvised plastic scoops, an improvised bamboo clip, 17 empty plastic sachets, a pair of scissor, two cellular phones, a plastic sachet with residue of suspected shabu and P296 believed proceeds of the illegal sale of shabu, police records show.

The seized suspected shabu and drugs paraphernalia will be presented to the Provincial Crime Laboratory for examination.

Kagawad Edwin Anida Jr. of Brgy. Poblacion witnessed the search operation, Cachumbo added.*SGG



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