Dárlán Páléncìá Bárcélón
Guinobatan, Albay, [04.30.17] – A male suspected drug peddler was arrested by authorities this afternoon in a buy-bust operation in Purok 7, Barangay Iraya, Guinobatan, Albay, police report said..
According to Police Senior Inspector Arthur R. Gomez, the spokesperson of Albay Police Provincial Office, the suspect was entrapped by police operatives at 11:00 o’ clock noon time.
The arrested suspect was identified as Antonio Osabal y Nidua, 47 years old, single and a resident of Purok 7, Barangay Iraya, Guinobatan, Albay.
Elements of Guinobatan Municipal Drug Enforcement Unit [MDEU] in coordination with PDEA-ROV conducted buy-bust operation against the suspect.
One piece small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected “shabu” was confiscated during the conduct of buy-bust item and another eight pieces small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected “shabu” were subsequently found from the suspect’s possession including one PhP500.00 bill used as buy-bust money.
Osabal is now under police custody and is facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, PSI Gomez said.
This is the second arrest effected by the authorities in Guinobatan under the intensified anti illegal drug campaign by the Albay Police Provincial Office.
Osabal’s arrest is the latest following the April 6, 2017 apprehension of May Ann Revaño y Madela Purok 6, Barangay Inamnan, Pequeño, Guinobatan, Albay.
Five  medium size heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets were recovered from her in possession during the used in the buy-bust operation.