LEGAZPI CITY, Oct. 22 (PNA) -- Joint elements of the Provincial Intelligence Bureau, Albay Provincial Police Office and Polangui Municipal Police Station arrested one Andres Sambitan in a buy-bust operation on Wednesday afternoon in Barangay Ponso, Polangui, Albay.
Sambitan was apprehended in Ponso, Polangui, Albay for violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.
Led by Police Senior Insp. Jan King S. Calipay, the raiding team, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), also seized one heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu, one PHP500 bill with serial number BB642347 as buy bust money, one Commando matchbox containing one heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu, one used transparent plastic sachet containing residue of suspected shabu, three strips of cut aluminum foil, one blue lighter with marking HONG original, and one blue C21 Cherry mobile cellular phone.
The inventory and markings of the seized items were made in the presence of the suspect; barangay chair Ma. Belen M. Sablaon; barangay councilors Wenifredo V. Mirasol, Conrado S. Sabater and Jose S. Moran; and media representative Elves L. Oliva. Sambitan and the seized drug items were brought to Regional Crime Laboratory Office 5 for laboratory examination, while appropriate case is now being prepared for filing in court against the suspect.(PNA) FFC/FGS/CBD