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‘Big-time’ drug pusher nabbed in Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY – An alleged big-time illegal drug peddler operating here was arrested on Friday night by anti-illegal drug operatives at a buy-bust in this city, a police report said Saturday.

Anthony Orense, 32, was caught while selling suspected “shabu” (crystal meth) to an undercover agent posing as a buyer around 8 p.m. in Barangay (village) Peñaranda, Chief Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said.

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Two sachets of shabu weighing 9.5 grams worth about P65,000 were seized from the suspect.

Cotton Talento, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) spokesperson, said in an interview that the suspect is a member of a notorious drug group operating in this city.

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He was also on the PDEA watch list as a high-value target.

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