A woman and four men were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Bgy. West Rembo in Makati City Tuesday night.
The 36-year-old alias Nene, the 29-year-old alias Toperl, the 37-year-old alias Jam, and the 18-year-old alias Oyong, all from Manila, were arrested.
They seized 900 grams of suspected shabu worth P6.1 million.
According to Police Col. Harold Depositar, chief of the Makati City Police, the poseur buyer met the suspects on Kalayaan Avenue around 9 p.m.
The operation of the Makati police drug enforcement unit includes the special operations group and the drug enforcement unit of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).
The suspects sold P600,000 worth of shabu before they were arrested.
According to Depositar, the 4 suspects belong to different drug groups.
The suspects were traced through the contact developed by the police from those arrested in the former buy-bust.
The suspect, alias “Jam” said he was ordered and paid to drop drugs at other sellers.
According to the police, the suspects sell illegal drugs in Makati and other parts of Metro Manila such as Mandaluyong and Quezon City.
They face charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.
Passengers at Matnog Port advised delaying trip due to bad weather
Those crossing the Visayas and Mindanao from Matnog Port to Sorsorgon have been advised to postpone their trip due to the long queue caused by bad weather, according to an official on Wednesday.
The breeze and the tail-end of the frontal system exist, causing high waves and strong winds, according to PAGASA. There is also a low pressure area observed east of Romblon that can be dissolved within 24 hours, it added.
As a result, most trips in January were delayed, according to Achilles Galindes, acting manager of the Philippine Ports Authority-Matnog.
He advised the public to monitor the weather before traveling.
“Kung pupuwede wag na muna tayong tumuloy kasi sa ngayon o talagang mahaba pa ang pila. Bukod po sa Matnog, meron tayong holding area sa boundary ni Sorsogon at Albay para hindi naman po ma-overwhelm,” said Galindes.
“Pag ganito pong panahon, itong San Bernardino Strait, ang bahagi ng dagat o tubig dito na nagseseparate sa Luzon at Visayas ay talaga pong napaka-tuburlent, matataas ang alon.”