P708,000 shabu in buy-bust

A joint operation involving the Dumaguete City PNP, the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG7), the Provincial Intelligence Branch Special Operations Group (PIB-SOG), and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) confiscated more than a million pesos- worth of drugs and related paraphernalia in a buy-bust operation in Bantayan early last week. Among those that were seized were a medium heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with an estimated value of Php59,000.00; four more pieces of transparent plastic sachets still containing crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with an estimated value of Php708,000.00; a wad of one thousand peso bills amounting to Php6640; a cellular phone; a cal. 45 pistol; and a Mitsubishi Strada Pick-up with plate # AED 8003 allegedly owned by the suspects. Arrested were Ronel Domen and Joefren Pis-an who are currently under the temporary custody of the Dumaguete City PNP while they await their inquest.