Couple falls in shabu bust

By Jennifer P. Rendon

An alleged drug pusher who has been on the police drug watchlist was arrested late afternoon of Oct. 11 in Molo, Iloilo City.

Fely Bugna alias Kaye, 43, a top drug priority-listed high value individual, was arrested along with her live-in partner Envin Ropero, 37, at their house in Zone 1-A, Barangay San Juan, Molo.

Members of the Iloilo City Police Station 4 nabbed the couple after they allegedly sold a sachet of suspected shabu for P11,000.

Police further recovered five more sachets of suspected shabu and several non-drug items.

Major Marlyn Roquero, ICPS 4 chief, said the seized drugs weighed around 28 grams and had a standard drug price of P190,400.

Bugno was placed under police monitoring for about a month prior to their arrest.

The surveillance operation was done after previously arrested drug pushers pointed to Bugna as their supplier.

The woman allegedly sourced her supply from a contact at the New Bilibid Prison.

The couple is now detained and will be charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).