Saturday, July 31, 2021

Anti-drug stings net 4 in Eastern Visayas

FOUR persons were arrested in separate anti-drug operations in Eastern Visayas towns from May 31 to June 3, 2021.

In Bontoc, Southern Leyte, joint police operatives arrested Rodel Gaviola, 31, after he allegedly sold 11 sachets believed to be containing suspected shabu worth P10,000 to a poseur buyer on Thursday, June 3.

On June 2, another 31-year-old suspect was arrested in Merida, Leyte.

Richard Fernandez, self-employed, allegedly sold a sachet of suspected shabu.

Also confiscated from his possession and control were two P500 bills with serial number MK 692228 and RF 924336 used as marked money, another two small sachets of suspected shabu, two pieces of folded aluminum tin foil, and other personal items.

In Hilongos, Leyte, a 23-year-old suspect, Daryl Miras, was rounded on June 2 after an undercover operative was able to buy from him a sachet believed to be containing suspected shabu worth P500, according to the information released by the Police Regional Office-Eastern Visayas.

Authorities also confiscated from the suspect’s possession and control another four small sachets containing suspected shabu with a street value of P2,000, a P500 bill with serial number TD438001 used as marked money, and an empty vicks inhaler case.

On May 31, joint police operatives, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested BB Boy Manoguid,44, in Palo, Leyte.

A poseur buyer was able to purchase from Manoguid a sachet of suspected shabu, while recovered from his possession and control were four pieces of sachets believed to be containing suspected shabu and P1,000 bill with serial number CG724611 used as buy-bust money.

The confiscated drug items were worth P2,500, police said in the report.

Authorities said that charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, are being readied against the suspects. (SunStar Philippines)


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