by richy nalagon
A farmer and a taxi driver were arrested during a joint buy-bust operation conducted by the Davao City Police Office and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Davao City on Saturday along Maa Road, Davao City.
Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesper-son, Sr Inspector Maria Teresa Plaza Gaspan, identified the suspects as alias Benjie later identified as Benjie Ravines, 54, widow, and a resident of Pikit, North Cotabato, and a certain Sonny Camus Sombreo, 41, driver of Mid Valley taxi and a resident of Purok 39, Maa, Davao City.
Gaspan said the two suspects conspired in selling shabu to a poseur buyer for P500.
Police also confiscated from their possession 11 small elongated sachets of a substance believed to be shabu placed in a rec-tangular shape carton wrap with color brown packa-ging tape and a caliber 45 pistol loaded with five live ammunitions.
The arrested persons will be facing cases in violation of the Republic Act 9165 or the Compre-hensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and the viola-tion of the Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehen-sive Firearms and Ammu-nition Regulation Act.