The suspects were detained in the custodial facility of the Himamaylan City police station. Esmeralda and Ben – all residents of the village – were nabbed after they sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P500 around 3:15 p.m. on July 21, the police added. Ma. Esmeralda Laroya, 51, and her son Ben, 19, yielded the suspected illegal drugs, police said. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them./PN BACOLOD City – Eight sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P34,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Aguisan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.