Fisherman yields P340-K ‘shabu’

The 50 grams of suspected shabu worth P340,000 seized in a buy-bust operation from a fisherman in Barangay 6, Bacolod City Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of PDEA-6)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – A fisherman was arrested for alleged possession of 50 grams of suspected shabu worth P340,000 in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 6 here last Wednesday.

The subject was identified as Benny Buenaventura, 21, of Barangay 2 here.

Agent Bamboo of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Negros Occidental, said they conducted the operation against the suspect after receiving a report regarding his alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade.

Buenaventura is considered a high-value individual because of the volume of drugs seized from him, according to PDEA.

He is a native of Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, but settled down in Barangay 2 here when he got married, Agent Bamboo said.

Agent Bamboo said Buenaventura drew his supply of illegal drugs from Barangay 2 here.

Charges for the sale and illegal possession of dangerous drugs were filed against the suspect.