P13.6M in shabu seized in San Carlos

Rex Villamin Baron and the seized shabu.*San Carlos PNP photos

An alleged right-hand man of a top drug personality was arrested with P13.6 million worth of suspected shabu in Brgy. Rizal, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental at 4:48 a.m. Tuesday, June 14.

Nabbed was Rex Villamin Baron, 49, of Fatima Village in Brgy Rizal, after the San Carlos police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency personnel conducted a buy bust operation, Lt. Ruby Aurita, San Carlos City Police Station spokesperson, said.

Baron allegedly is a right-hand man of San Carlos City’s top drug personality who is at-large, Aurita said.

Seized during the buy bust operation at a safehouse of the drug personality was 2,000 grams of suspected shabu valued at P13.6 million, a laptop bag and the P6,600 in buy-bust money, Aurita added.

Baron is now detained at the San Carlos City Police Station custodial facility.

An investigation is still underway to determine where the seized shabu came from, Aurita said.*

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