SEVEN persons were caught in separate anti-illegal drug operations in the cities of Cebu, Toledo and Carcar in the past two days.
Past 12 a.m. yesterday, three persons were caught outside a hotel on Andres Abellana St. in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City.
These are Chitto Bayno, 30, Mark Ratcho, 35, and Marie Angelie Espanillo, 21.
Anti-narcotics operatives of Guadalupe Police Station seized 105 grams of white crystals believed to be shabu worth P1.2 million, a Dangerous Drugs Board value. Bayno was the target of the operation.
Supt. Artemio Ricabo, Cebu City police deputy director for administration, said the operation was the first big haul for this year. He said they are still investigating the suspects to determine their suppliers.
In Barangay Bolinawan, Carcar City, Rogelio Remolado Ledesma, 54, was arrested, yielding P2,500 worth of “shabu” last Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.
At 7:30 p.m., Roland Cabatuan Espadilla, 31; his brother Ruel, 33; and a minor were caught in Magsaysay Hills, Barangay Poblacion, Toledo City.
Espadilla’s other brother, Ronald Allen, escaped arrest. He was the target of the operation.
Suspects yielded P1,000 worth of “shabu” to the operatives. Complaints for violating Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, will be filed against them. (KAL)