Police operatives seized P1.156 million in suspected shabu and two firearms from three individuals during a buy-bust in Silay City, Negros Occidental yesterday.
Arrested were subject Elmer Abela Jr., 42 years old, a fisherman from Barangay Mambulac, and his two minor companions, both 16-year-old boys.
Dacutan sold for P6,000 a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover policeman at his residence in Sitio Dacutan Dacu at almost 10:00 a.m.
Lt. Colonel Mark Darroca, city police chief, said the two minors work for Abela, known as a notorious drug peddler in the area.
They endorsed to the Silay City Youth Center the minor suspects, he added.
Operatives recovered from his possession 20 plastic sachets of suspected shabu, weighing 170 grams, with a total value of P1.156 million.
They also seized a handmade shotgun, a caliber. 38 revolver, an improvised tootter, a plastic bottle containing ammonium nitrate fuel oil, and other non-drug items.
The Silay City Police Station endorsed all the recovered items and the firearms to the Negros Occidental Provincial Forensic Unit-Western Visayas for examination. (PNA)