THIRTEEN persons were arrested in a separate illegal drugs bust operations in the different areas of Misamis Oriental.
In El Salvador City, nine people who were involved in illegal drug use were arrested by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Northern Mindanao.
Rico Jangao was the supposedly the only target by police operatives but eight other men were arrested with him after they were caught in the act sniffing shabu inside Jangao’s residence.
Police seized from Jangao sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as "shabu," worth P150,000.
Jangao was under surveillance for about six months prior to his arrest.
In Cagayan de Oro City, couple Jimmylyn Sacro, 32 and Casan Mosa, 37 were nabbed for their involvement in illegal drugs trade in Pinikitan, Barangay Camaman-an.
Four sachets of suspected shabu were seized from the couple.
In Barangay Cantioan, Ralph Ebarat, 31, and Victor Malagabas, 42, were arrested after they were caught in the act dealing with the illegal substance.
Police recovered several sachets of suspected "shabu," including drug paraphernalia, and 300 peso bills among others.
The suspects are now detained at Maharlika Headquarters Detention Cell. (With reports from MSU-Marawi interns)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on June 21, 2016.