PEOPLE V. MUSA - 217 SCRA 597
Accused seeks the reversal of his conviction for violating the Dangerous Drugs Act. He was found guilty of selling marijuana leaves to a police officer in an entrapment operation.
There is no doubt that the warrantless search incidental to a lawful arrest authorizes the arresting officer to make a search upon the person of the person arrested. Hence, in a buy-bust operation conducted to entrap a drug-pusher, the law enforcement agents may seized the marked money
found on the person of the pusher immediately after the arrest even without arrest or search warrants. Furthermore, it may extend beyond to include the premises or surroundings under his immediate control.