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Five held in shabu raids

Pat C. Santos



The Manila Police District arrested five suspects, seizing from them shabu estimated to cost P800,000, in two separate buy-bust operations in Malate, Manila on Sunday morning.

Police arrested Rene Segundo, 39, of Barangay San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal and Alexander Cuevas, 49, of Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City following a test buy.

Confiscated from them were six sachets of suspected shabu, weighing about nine to 12 grams, with an estimated street value of P81,600.

In another sting, police nabbed Mao Riga, 45, Alejandro Lepollo, 44, and Ana Sauher Santiago, 30, all of Dasmariñas, Cavite.

Taken from them were eight sachets of suspected shabu, weighing about 95 to 100 grams, with a street value of P680,000 and the buy-bust money.

The suspects are now detained at the MPD police station and are facing charges for violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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