2 arrested in Moalboal for drugs

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

A WOMAN and her neighbor were arrested by police during a buy-bust in Barangay Tomonoy, Moalboal, Cebu on Thursday night.

Confiscated from Nerissa Sambilad and Edmer Jauculan were 30 packs of suspected shabu worth P25,000.

SPO1 Reynaldo Solante, of Cebu Provincial Police Office’s Provincial Intelligence
Branch, said Sambilad is a level-two drug pusher.

According to intelligence information, Sambilad got involved in the illegal trade after her brother was caught last year.

“Mura og siya nalang ang gipatiwas (She took over the business),” said Solante, who led the operation. Sambilad allegedly used Jauculan as her errand boy.

The operation was carried out in Sitio Banahao at 6:30 p.m. with a decoy buying a sachet of shabu worth P300 from Sambilad.


It was Jauculan who handed the item over to the police while Sambilad was watching nearby. When the transaction was done, the PIB operatives immediately took them.

The policemen also recovered a digital weighing scale, plastic filler, three improvised sealers, three disposable lighters and several empty plastic sachets.


The confiscated suspected shabu was sent to PNP Regional Crime Laboratory Office 7 for chemical analysis.

Sambilad, when interviewed by police, said she was about to stop peddling shabu after
disposing the items.


“Nangayo siya og pasaylo kay last na daw ‘to (She apologized, saying she will not do it again),” Solante said.

Sambilad’s husband was reportedly against the business because it’s dangerous. Her husband, who drives a motorcycle-for-hire, said his income is enough for them.

“Pero nakapanindot gyud si Sambilad sa ilang balay (But Sambilad improved their house),” Solante said.

Sambilad’s older brother, Tolindoy, was caught by police last June in Barangay Poblacion, Badian. The man is now detained at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center.

Solante, when interviewed by Sun.Star Cebu, said Sambilad reportedly operates in other towns, such as in Badian.

The two suspects were detained in Consolacion Police Station. Complaints for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them on Monday.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 07, 2013.

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