A suspected drug pusher in Bataraza was apprehended by police authorities in Barangay Rio Tuba, Bataraza on Thursday morning during a drug buybust operation.

Arrested was identified in a police report as Rackie Apao Sanuddin, 24, a resident of the municipality.

The report said an undercover agent of the Bataraza Municipal Police Station (MPS) and Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) was able to purchase shabu from Sanuddin using a P500 marked money.

During the operation, authorities also confiscated seven more sachets, several drug paraphernalia, one blue round pouch, a sling bag, and one unit Yamaha Mio motorcycle.

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