A resident of Coron and a local of Culion were apprehended for suspected illegal drugs peddling in Barangay Osmeña, Culion early morning of Friday.

P/Maj. Thirz Starky Timbancaya, officer-in-charge of the Coron Municipal Police Station (MPS), identified the suspects as Daniel Bacolor Mayo, 45, a mechanic from Barangay 6, Coron, and Catherine Doldig Villar, 40, a local of Culion.

Police operatives of Coron and Culion stations, together with the Regional Mobile Force Batallion (RMFB) 1st Company, conducted the buy-bust operation targetting the two pushers allegedly long been monitored by them.

The operatives were able to buy one piece transparent sachet containing a substance believed to be shabu during the operation.

Upon receiving the money, the police immediately seized the suspects.

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The police inspected them and found 28 more sachets believed to be containing shabu and some drug paraphernalia.

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