Couple, student nabbed in Talisay buy-bust

CEBU. Members of the Talisay City Police Station were able to recover P136,000 worth of suspected shabu during the conduct of a buy-bust operation in Sitio Crasher, Barangay Lihan 3, Talisay City. (Photo courtesy of Talisay City Police Station)

A COUPLE and a student were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Sitio Crasher, Barangay Lihan 3, Talisay City at around 6 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019.

The subject of the operation was Isidro Petiluna alias Eddie, 47, resident of the area.

Also arrested was his parter and alleged business partner, Maria Empacis, 50.

Police Captain Mikhail Mallorca, deputy chief of the Talisay City Police Station, said the two were originally from Duljo Fatima in Cebu City.

The police was also able to arrest Michael Dave Batarilan, 19, student, who is allegedly in cahoots with Petiluna and Empacis.

Recovered from the suspects was P136,000 worth of suspected shabu.

Barangay Councilor Ledion Echavez of Barangay Lihan 3 said that the couple are relatively new in the area.

The suspects' neighbors described that although the couple were unemployed, in a short amount of time, their lives have improved drastically.

The suspects were detained at the Talisay City Detention Cell and will be facing anti-illegal drug charges scheduled to be filed on Monday, October 21. (FMD of Superbalita Cebu;JGS)


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