Over half a million pesos worth of suspected shabu was seized from siblings Vanessa Toscano Boral, 30, and Mestico Boral, 22, during a drug raid in Tabaco City on Wednesday afternoon.
According to Cotton Yuson Talento, spokesperson of PDEA Bicol, the two young drug pushers were found with five heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu with a total weight of 80 grams and an estimated street value of P544,000, as well as several other drug paraphernalia.
The siblings had reportedly been under the surveillance of anti-drug operatives prior to the raid. The 5:45 p.m. Wednesday raid of the sibling’s residence at Purok 2, Sto. Cristo, Tabaco City was a joint effort between the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Bicol, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and various units of the Philippine National Police (PNP). The raid was led by PDEA agents Adrian Fajardo of Albay and Arline Galiza of Catanduanes, NBI Nbicol, PRO5-RSOG-RIID, Tabaco City PNP, and the Maritime Police. PDEA Bicol director Christian Frivaldo oversaw the operation and served the search warrant against the suspects.
The Boral siblings face charges of violating Section 11 Article II of R.A. 9165, or the Dangerous Drugs Act. The young pair will likely waste their youth behind bars, unable to continue their dangerous family business.