Tokhang surrenderee nabbed in Batangas buybust

BATANGAS CITY – Elements of the Batangas City police’s drug enforcement team have arrested in Barangay Balagtas here on Thursday an alleged drug pusher here who previously yielded to authorities under Oplan Tokhang.

P/Supt. Norberto Delmas, acting Batangas city police chief, identified the suspect as Jerson De Guzman alias Mata, 28, jobless, and resident of said barangay.

Initial police investigation said the authorities have launched a buybust operation at around 5 pm where the suspect was caught in the act of selling a sachet of suspected shabu on a cop who acted as poseur buyer in exchange for P500 marked money.

Upon frisking the subject, authorities also seized from his possession another sachet of suspected shabu.

Delmas said they are already preparing to file charges of possession and sale of dangerous drugs against the suspect, who is now detained at the Batangas City police’s temporary lock-up cell.