5 nabbed in Bicol drug buy-busts

LEGAZPI CITY — Five suspected drug traders were arrested in separate buy-bust operations Sunday in the Bicol region, police said.

In Sorsogon City in Sorsogon province, Onofre Vargas Jr., 46, was arrested at around 7:45 p.m. in Barangay Cabarbuhan, Bacon District.

Lieutenant Colonel Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, reported that Vargas was a street-level peddler in the area.

Confiscated was a sachet of “shabu” (crystal meth) worth P2,040.

In Irosin town, Nio Conde, Mark Joshua Aragon, both 24, and Walter Berba, 25, were arrested at 2:20 p.m. in Barangay Carriedo.

Eleven grams of shabu worth P74,800 and two grams of marijuana leaves worth P240 were r…

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