Traffic enforcer busted for possession of illegal drugs

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A Land Transportation Office (LTO) traffic enforcer was arrested in a buy-bust operation for suspected possession of shabu.

The suspect was identified as Ginno Manolo Castillo Banta, listed as a high value individual, 30 years old, single, LTO employee, and resident of Fatima St. Bayan Park Aurora Hill, Baguio City

The arrest happened at 10:30 of September 11,2020 at Suello Village, Sto. Tomas Proper, Baguio City by the operatin unit composed of PDEA, BCPO Station 10, CIDG- Mt. Province PFU, CDEU.

Confiscated from the suspect are: one (1) heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu (subject of sale) weighing about 2.0 grams, one (1) heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to shabu weighing about 0.5 grams, with a total estimated value amounting to PHP 17,000; boodle money; black sling bag; one(1) android phone; one (1) black metal case containing unused foils; one(1) glass pipe; one (1) LTO ID card; and one (1) small gray scissor.

Authorities are now preparing the proper case/s against the suspect.

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