CAGAYAN DE ORO

P1 million worth of illegal drugs seized

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POLICE have intercepted a man who allegedly transported over P1 million worth of substance believed to be shabu at a quarantine control point in Opol, Misamis Oriental past noon Thursday, May 21.

Arrested was Junnel Lorenzo, 35, a resident of Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City, and driver/agent of diaper products.

The suspect was caught in the act of allegedly transporting illegal drugs loaded in a white multicab.

Police seized one gram of substance believed to be shabu in plain view and three other large cellophanes containing around 177 grams of shabu worth about P1,196,800 during further search.

The suspect is now detained and will face drug charges.

Meanwhile, anti-illegal drug operatives have arrested two recipients of the government's Social Amelioration Program (SAP) who allegedly engaged in the illegal drug trade in a police operation in Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City Wednesday, May 20.

Police arrested Darwin Capoy, 36, resident of Consoclacion, Cagayan de Oro City, and Albin Dequilmo, 35, of Davao City.

Seized during the operation were P102,000 worth of shabu and a caliber .45 pistol.

Authorities served an arrest warrant against Capoy for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (Republic Act 9165).

The operation also led to the arrest of Dequilmo who possessed a gun and shabu.

Police said Capoy has a pending arrest warrant for drug charges issued by a local court in the city.


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