A married couple in Brooke’s Point, southern Palawan was nabbed by the police in a drug buy-bust operation along the Feeder Road, Sitio Lada, Barangay Pangobilian on Sunday evening.

P/Capt. Dhayrius Redondo, officer-in-charge of the Brooke’s Point Municipal Police Station (MPS), identified the suspects as Ana Maria Lopez Putong, 50, and Tirso Apal Putong, 43, both residents of the area.

Redondo said police undercover agents were able to buy one transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu during the joint operation conducted by the station and the personnel of Palawan Provincial Police Office-Drug Enforcement Unit (PPO-DEU).

Confiscated from the couple were a lighter, P79, a pack of cigarette, the P500 marked money, an OPPO S3 cellphone, a tricycle Honda TMX 155, a shoulder bag containing P1,000, a brown wallet, a Samsung phone, and a MyPhone mobile phone.

The suspects face charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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