Catbalogan, City – Anti-drug elements from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office VIII, Catbalogan City Police Station and Western Samar Criminal Investigation Detection Team (WSCIDT) arrested a drug personality during a buy-bust operation at Pier 2, Port Area, Brgy. 3, Catbalogan City, Samar on February 20, 2015 at around 12:40 NN.

PDEA RO VIII Officer-in-Charge Director Laurefel P. Gabales identified the suspect as Bernardo Pagliawan y Abarquez @ “Berning”, 43 years old, single and a resident of P-11, Brgy. Canlapwas, Catbalogan City, Samar.

The suspect was caught selling suspected shabu and seized from his possession three (3) pieces plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu.

Pagliawan will be charge for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) of R.A 9165 otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The suspect is now temporarily detained at Catbalogan City Police Station Lock-up Facility.