A 24-YEAR-OLD drug pushing suspect used a minor to assist him in selling illegal drugs in Barangay Gun-ob, Lapu-Lapu City.
Ross Joy “RJ” Millama was arrested together with his 17-year-old friend JC (real name withheld) in a buy-bust by some members of Lapu-Lapu’s Police Station 3 last Wednesday.
The suspects handed the sachet of shabu to the police decoy in Dimataga Village at 8:15 p.m.
Chief Insp. Jaime Tolentino, head of Police Station 3, said they received calls from concerned citizens and some residents about Millama’s alleged role in the illegal drug trade.
“Bag-o lang na na-identify. Wa na sa BADAC. (Millama is a newly identified player of the illegal drug trade in the area. He was not yet listed in the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council) watch list,” Tolentino said.
After he received P200 cash from the police decoy, Millama instructed JC to give him a sachet of shabu.
That led to the arrest of the two suspects.
Police recovered the buy-bust money from Millama while four sachets of the same substance were seized from JC.
The drugs confiscated were worth P2,500.
Tolentino said that drug suspects have been using minors because these young suspects are often spared from criminal cases.
“File-an ni’g kaso once maka-secure mi og certificate of discernment sa DSWD (We will also file charges against the minor once we can secure a certificate of discernment from the Department of Social Welfare and Development),” he said.
“Kana sila kahibaw naman na unsay sakto ug dili (Minors like the suspect already know what is right or not),” Tolentino added. The two suspects were detained in the Police Station 3 holding cell.
Yesterday, members of Lapu-Lapu Police Station 2 caught Argie Igot, 34, who is also known as Jigger Igot and Eggie, in Soong 1, Barangay Mactan at 10:45 a.m.
The team led by Police Insp. Ronnie Acar seized nine sachets of shabu, the P300 buy-bust money, drug paraphernalia and a .38 revolver with two live ammunitions from Igot.
Igot is detained in the Lapu-Lapu Police Office holding cell while waiting for charges to be filed against him.