POLICE INVENTORY the evidence seized from an alleged drug pusher during the buy-bust operation along the boulevard in the capital town of Virac last week.
In its second consecutive buy-bust operation in the past two weeks, police authorities arrested a Virac resident and seized from him 17 sachets of the prohibited drug shabu.
At about 10:15 P.M. of May 26, 2020, combined elements of the Virac police station, the Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit/ Regional Special Operations Unit- Regional Intelligence Division (RPDEU/RSOU-RID), 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company (PFMC) and the Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU) led by Lt. Exequiel Bielma II apprehended Romnick Rabulan Asuncion, 24, single and a resident of San Pablo, as soon as he handed over a sachet of the illegal drug to the poseur-buyer in exchange for P500.
A search of the suspect allegedly led to the discovery of 16 other small sachets of shabu and other items.
He was placed in custody of the Virac police pending the filing of appropriate charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Meanwhile, a relative claimed on social media that the police conducted the alleged drug bust on her nephew in the absence of a media observer and barangay officials while he was fishing along the boulevard.
It was alleged that the sachets were planted on their relative as he had tested negative for shabu use and he has no history of selling illegal drugs. It was also claimed that many witnesses saw what really happened, with the police reportedly pointing guns on them to ask them to leave the area.