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Monday, September 23, 2019
BACOLOD

Senior citizen falls, yields P605,000 in 'shabu'

POLICEMEN in Bacolod City raided the house of an old woman, who allegedly yielded an estimated P605,000 worth of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride), in Barangay 8 early Thursday, April 11.

Arrested was Gloria Aguilar, 65, who allegedly sold a shabu to a police agent for P1,000.

Lieutenant Colonel Leonardo Borromeo, head of City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU), said Aguilar is a newly-identified drug personality but can be considered a high-value target because of the big volume of illegal drugs confiscated from her.

CDEU operatives seized from her 11 sachets of suspected shabu, and the P1,000 marked money.

Borromeo said Aguilar is part of a newly-identified drug group, which is existing in the city for quite some time.

"We conducted the operation against her after we received an information from previous arrested persons, who identified her as their source," the CDEU head said.

She is the mother-in-law of the group's leader, Borromeo said, who refused to name the identity of the leader in the meantime.

They are making it as a family business because even the leader's wife was previously convicted for illegal drugs, he added.

Borromeo said the group reportedly supply drugs to neighboring cities of Talisay and Silay, while Aguilar would distribute the contraband to her clients in the village.

Filing of charges for sale and illegal possession of dangerous drugs are being readied against the suspect who is detained at Police Station 2.

In Talisay City, Michael Mazo, 37, of Barangay Zone 4, and Ranie Cabuga, 41, of Barangay Zone 9, were arrested in a drug bust on April 10 that resulted in the recovery of nine sachets of suspected shabu worth P5,000, the P500 marked money, a cellular phone, and P800 in cash.


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