Four drug suspects were nabbed by police operatives this week on three separate buy-bust operations in the municipalities of Orani and Hermosa in Bataan.

Orani police chief, Major Dennis Orbista, named the suspected drug dealers as Marcial Diaz Jr., 46, a barangay tanod of Barangay Pantalan, and Audie Maradial, 27, of Barangay Paraiso.

The two were collared after selling a small plastic sachet containing white substance suspected to be shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride to a police undercover who paid for it using a P500 marked bill.

Further search also yielded in Diaz’ possession another six small sachets of suspected shabu while found in  Maradial’s possession were five medium plastic sachets of suspected shabu and one .45-caliber pistol and five rounds of live ammunition.

Meanwhile in Hermosa, two suspects yielded eight small heat-sealed plastic sachets of suspected shabu in two separate buy-bust operations.

Hermosa police chief, Major Jeffrey Onde, identified the suspect as Dexter dela Cruz, 21, a laborer of Barangay Palihan, and Mark Anthony Sobreviga, 25, vendor, of Barangay Culis. 

Similar to the buy-bust in Orani, both suspects were also arrested in the act of selling to a police undercover in exchange for a P500-marked money.

Follow-up search yielded three more small size plastic sachets of suspected shabu from Dela Cruz while another three small sachets were recovered from Sobreviga.

All four suspects face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act or Republic Act 9165. (Jojo Mangahis)