In this PDEA shared photo, identification cards of suspected drug pusher Jhon-Jhon M. Lebios name him as an employee of the city government's Oplan Linis Program. (Photo courtesy of Bandera Palawan)

Personnel of the local Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested recently an employee of the city government’s Oplan Linis Program for allegedly selling shabu to its undercover agent in a buy-bust operation in Barangay San Manuel.

An enforcement agency official who declined to be named identified the suspect as city government employee Jhon-John M. Lebios, a resident of Brgy. San Isidro in Puerto Princesa City.

He was arrested on August 9 along Solid Road, San Manuel, said the PDEA agent.

The PDEA agent said that in exchange for P700, their undercover personnel was able to purchase a shabu sachet from Lebios that was hidden inside a double mint candy can.

Lebios was under surveillance for days before he was arrested.

“Last week pa nagsimula ang surveillance namin sa kanya. Nakapag-test buy na din kami at positibo naman ang naunang lakad namin. Bago namin ‘yan nahuli, trinabaho muna talaga namin,” the anti-drug agent said.

Two more sachets of suspected shabu were also confiscated from Lebios, including a black sling bag, aluminum foil, black pouch, six pieces of tooters, and a bundle of plastic sachets.

A case for violation of Sections 5, 11, and 12 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 has been filed against the suspected shabu pusher.