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P480-K cocaine, shabu seized from call center agent

AN estimated P400,000 worth of cocaine and P8,000 worth of crystal meth or shabu were seized from a suspect in Makati City on Tuesday after midnight. The suspect was identified as Robert Baltazar, a 29-year-old call center agent, who was apprehended by Makati police in P. Binay Street, Barangay Pobacion, Makati City around 12:30 a.m. Also seized from the suspect were P2,000 buy-bust money, a weighing scale, seven pieces of .45 caliber ammunition, a holster, a tube pipe and a Honda Zoomer. Makati police chief Col. Rogelio Simon said it was very unusual in their operations that they recover cocaine. He added that it was still shabu that was abundant in the area because cocaine’s price was higher. “Hindi naman talamak. Shabu pa rin ang mas marami kaming huli (It is not abundant. It is still shabu that we recover when we have operations),” Simon said. Meanwhile, in Pasay City, operatives also on Tuesday seized cocaine weighing 28 grams with an estimated street value of P156,000. Police arrested Paolo Quisimbing, also a call center agent, in an operation at Roxas Boulevard Service Road in Pasay City around 12:30 a.m. Salazar and Quisumbing will be charged for violating Republic Act 9165 or the “Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.”


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Today’s Front Page December 09, 2019

Today’s Front Page December 09, 2019