Reymar Pedro Barcita (wearing white t-shirt, face covered with white cloth) a resident of Barangay Mandaragat was arrested for selling drugs (Photo Courtesy of Richard Castro Ligad)

A resident of Barangay Mandaragat was arrested in an anti-narcotics operation on Wednesday for selling P1,000 worth of suspected shabu.

Richard Castro Ligad, head of the Anti-Crime Task Force (ACTF), named the suspect as Reymar Pedro Barcita, 34. He said Barcita has been under surveillance for his illegal activities.

One piece of a plastic sachet containing suspected shabu was seized from the suspect. It was supposed to be sold in exchange for P1,000.

The apprehension was made possible by the City Drug Enforcement Unit, City Mobile Force Company, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Anti-Crime Task Force.

Barcita will be facing a case in violation of the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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