3 women on drug watchlist nabbed
Posted: 2017-Jul-17 19.02.01 UTC+0800
CEBU CITY — Three women on the police watchlist for illegal drugs were arrested Friday night in a "one time, big time" operation conducted by the Cebu Provincial Police Office in Talisay City.
Julie Ann Barrera, Jeril Abay, and Mercydita Nebato were apprehended after selling drugs to a poseur buyer in Barangay Tangke.
Police Supt. Loie Yape Jr. of the Provincial Intelligence Branch, who led the joint operation with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, said Barrera and Abay were arrested around 7:30 p.m., while Nebato was busted at 9:45 p.m.
Recovered from Barrera and Abay was a medium-sized plastic containing 10 packs of white crystalline believed to be metamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.
Yape said each pack weighed 5.20 grams and estimated to cost a total of PHP61,000. Also recovered from their house was the PHP8,000 buy-bust money.
Nebato, on the other hand, also yielded 10 packs of shabu upon her arrest. (PNA)