A kilo of high-grade cocaine amounting to P2.6 million was seized in a police buy bust operation in Imus Cavite Tuesday, the police said Wednesday.
One of the suspects identified as Arnold Alima was arrested after selling the illegal drug contained in four sealed plastic bags to a police posing as a buyer at around 3:30 a.m. in Barangay (village) Tanzang Luma, Cavite, said Senior Superintendent Primitivo Tabujara, provincial police director, in a text message.
Two other suspects identified only through their aliases “Nancy” and “Garcia” sensed the entrapment operation and were able to escape the arrest onboard a Honda Civic car with plate number NAN-24.
Police conducted pursuit operations by establishing checkpoints along Aguinaldo Highway in Cavite.
Chief Superintendent Rolando Añonuevo, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) police director, in a statement, said police and drug agents were alerted about the recovered drugs, which could be part of the reported huge amount of cocaine that were delivered in Samar and Bicol last month and were now being peddled in Manila and nearby provinces.
Inquirer Southern Luzon