1M worth of shabu seized in Labo, Cam Norte

LABO, CAMARINES NORTE—An estimated P1,012,500.00 worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride, known locally as shabu, was recovered from two suspects in a special operation last night in this town.

This is the biggest accomplishment so far of the Regional Office in the period covering January 2014 to the present, the police said.

The suspects, Alvin Caparanga y Nava, 30, and Ferdie Copas y Pacepas, 40, were apprehended by elements of the Regional Intelligence Division-Regional Special Operation Group 5 in coordination with the Labo Municipal Police Station at an eatery at around 6:20 in the evening.

Caparanga was identified to be a resident of Barangay Plaridel, Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte while Copas is from Bocaue, Bulacan.

The report indicates that the police swooped on the suspects while they were in the act of transacting illegal drugs.

The authorities confiscated three transparent plastic ice bags with an estimated 225 grams of shabu, based on the weighing scale of the crime laboratory in Camarines Sur, P6,500 in cash, a boxer CT 150 Kawasaki motorcycle without plate number, and two cellphones.

The police noted that shabu sells from P4,000 to 5,000 per gram in the Bicol region.

Meanwhile, they are still conducting a hot pursuit operation for the possible arrest and identification of a female suspect who was able to flee.

Caparanga and Copas were brought to the Labo Municipal Police Station for booking and proper disposition.

A criminal case for the violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act is now being prepared against the suspects.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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