Authorities seized some P175,000 worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and arrested four people during a raid at an alleged drug den in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, Saturday afternoon.

Arrested were the drug den’s alleged operator Jolito Alopenia Sr., 45, his live-in partner Precy Alopenia, 46, Sheila Mae Cainoy, 32, and Jerry Ybiernas, 24, Chief Insp. Rico Santotome, head of the Negros Occidental PNP’s Anti Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, said.

Members of the Cadiz City Police carried out the operation in Brgy. Zone 4 on a search warrant issued by Municipal Trial Court Judge Reginald Fuentebella, Santotome said.

During the raid, police confiscated six big packs and 18 small plastic sachets of suspected shabu, a weighing scale, calculators, lighters, an improvised scoop, and pins used in repacking illegal drugs, as well as a motorcycle.

Some P24,568 cash, believed to be proceeds of the illegal trade, was also recovered from Alopenia, Santotome said. (John Roson)

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