Police operatives of Irawan police station nabbed a suspected pusher during a buy-bust operation Thursday in Barangay Tagumpay, Puerto Princesa City.
Arrested by personnel from drug-enforcement unit and in coordination with the local authorities was Jocelyn Ong, 49, jobless and a resident of Burgos Street, Barangay Tagumpay, Puerto Princesa.
Ong was arrested as soon as she sold one piece of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu for P500.00 to a civilian asset who posed as a poseur buyer during the operation.
Prior to buy-bust, police said they received information from an informant that the suspect is an active gambler and that she sells drugs to sustain her hobby.
“Nagsusugal kasi itong suspect, so ‘yung ka-transaksiyon niya, dun nalang siya dinala sa walang tao. Pinilit pa naman para makuha ‘yung item,” said Police Inspector Mark Anthony Maceda, Deputy Station Commander of Irawan police station.
The suspect is now under the custody of the authorities and will face charges in violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.