Ronellie Morit, 39, native of Loreto Agusan del Sur, was arrested at about 11 p.m. at Barangay Yapak. A poseur buyer personally bought a small heat-sealed plastic sachet containing methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu to Morit in exchange for P1,000 marked money.
Morit was temporarily staying in Sitio Hagdan in Barangay Yapak when joint elements from Malay Municipal Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (MAIDSOTG), Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC), 605th Maritime Police, 12th Infantry Battalion (IB), Aklan Public Safety Company (APSC), the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (PAIDSOTG) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) carried out the sting operation.
Police also seized a sachet of suspected shabu from Morit during the body search at the scene of the crime.
In another buy-bust in the capital town of Kalibo, operatives also caught 29-year old Jowin Briones of Regalado Street in Barangay Poblacion after selling P1,000 worth of shabu to a poseur buyer.
The suspect, however, denied he engaged in illegal drug trade.
The suspects faced charges for drug peddling and possession of prohibited drugs under Republic Act No. 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
BY BOY RYAN B. ZABAL