by richy nalagon
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 11 is set to file criminal and administrative charges against public school teacher who was arrested on Friday in a drug buy-bust operation in Digos City.
Noli Dimaandal, spokesperson of the PDEA 11 identified the suspect as Kristine Tabasa Deluao alias Tingting, 43, a public school teacher and a resident of Aurora III, Barangay San Jose Digos City. Deluao was arrested by the combined elements of the PDEA and the Digos City Police Drug Enforce-ment Unit in a buy-bust operation on Friday along Cabrillos Street, Barangay Zone 2, Digos City, Davao Del Sur.
Deluao was arrested for selling one sachet of methamphetamine hydro-chloride commonly known as “shabu” worth P1,000 to law enforcer who acted as poseur buyer. The marked money bill was recovered from her possession.
Dimaandal said De-luao was already under surveillance for many months. “Dugay dugay pud amo gibuhat nga monitoring sa iya (We have been monitoring her for a long time,” Dimaandal said.
Deluao is now detained at PDEA 11 detention facility while the seized items suspected to be illegal drugs were submitted to Laboratory Service for qualitative and quantitative examination.
According to Dimaan-dal, cases for violation of Section 5 and Section 15, Article II of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as “The Comprehensive Dan-gerous Drugs Act of 2002” are being prepared against her.