11 persons, P1.7M shabu haul in Cebu drug busts

ELEVEN suspected drug pushers, including a doctor, were arrested in separate drug busts in the villages of Mambaling, Talamban and Sta. Cruz, Cebu City.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Central Visayas caught four suspected drug personalities around 2:35 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, in Barangay Alaska Mambaling.

The suspects were identified as Jade Polbos, 28; Romerico Palapar, 21; Ramonito Rabasol, 42; and Jayson Abellana, 19.

Seized from the suspects were 310 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, worth P744,000.

On Monday, May 15, a doctor was caught visiting a drug den around 7:20 p.m. in Barangay Sta. Cruz.

Authorities arrested doctor John Paul Camello, 37; Eduardo Hermogino, 35, the drug den’s operator; and suspected drug pushers Aaron Lao, 39; Freola Eras, 43; Rommel Nabaluna, 46; and Jerome Señoron, 29.

The suspects yielded 175 grams of shabu worth P350,000.

On the same day, PDEA nabbed a drug suspect in a subdivision in Barangay Talamban.

Authorities caught Nelson Tajanlangit Orillo, who yielded P600,000 worth of shabu. (KAL/SunStar Cebu)
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