Teenager nabbed for illegal drug sale

A teenager was arrested by the agents of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 11 for allegedly dealing in illegal drugs at Barangay Ising, Carmen, Davao del Norteon Monday evening.

Suspect identified as Judie Oquias Sugatan, 18, a resident of Purok 4, Barangay Sta. Maria, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province.

Reports revealed around 7:10 p.m. of November 13, Sugatan was arrested by PDEA Agent who acted as poseur buyer after selling 10 grams of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride commonly known as shabu with a street value of P120,000.

PDEA 11 agents also recovered the cellphone and the buy-bust money from her possession. According to PDEA 11 spokesperson Nephi Dimaandal, their agents conducted four months of surveillance before the operation.

Dimaandal said that based on their record, February this year, her boyfriend identified as Jhonel M. Acero, 40 was arrested in Panabo City after PDEA agents seized 25 gramsof shabu worth P345,000 from his possession.

Sugatan will now face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 “the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002” is being prepared against her.