TEN suspected drug personalities were arrested for selling and possession of illegal drugs during separate buy-bust operations in Eastern Visayas towns from July 17 to 20, 2021.
In Naval, Biliran, the suspect was identified as Jover Parilla, 32, who has been number 10 in the provincial level re-calibrated list.
Purchased from him on July 20 was a sachet believed to be containing shabu, while recovered from his possession were P500 buy-bust money, three sachets of shabu, and cash.
On July 19, joint operatives arrested Jean Mae Grafe Gorzon, 27, in Sogod, Southern Leyte. She allegedly sold a sachet of shabu worth P1,000 to an undercover operative.
In Tacloban City, police rounded up Jeffrey Estonillo, 31, who has been listed as number 15 drug personality of the city.
Confiscated from him during the buy-bust operation on July 18 were a sachet of shabu as subject of sale, four sachets believed to be containing shabu, another sachet containing 18 pieces of unidentified type of drug capsule, P500, personal items, and a red Hyundai Accent vehicle.
The recovered drug items have an estimated street value of P6,500 and estimated weight of MOL 1 gram, police said in the report.
On July 17, authorities nabbed Rafael Cabahug, 34, after he allegedly sold sachets believed to be containing shabu.
Also confiscated from his possession and control were P1,000 used as buy-bust money, four sachets of shabu, a mobile phone, and P850 cash.
In Maasin City, Jose Angelo Coz Lim, 41, listed as high-value individual (HVI), was apprehended by police and anti-narcotics agents on July 17.
A poseur buyer was able to buy 10 sachets believed to be containing shabu worth P10,000.
Authorities confiscated from the suspect’s possession two sachets of shabu, 10 pieces of P1,000 bill and nine pieces boodle money, a mobile phone, motorcycle, bank deposit slip, and P1,880 cash.
In Calbayog City, joint operatives nabbed Christil Tallo, 30, also an HVI.
During the buy-bust operation, authorities confiscated from his possession a sachet of shabu as subject of sale, another sachet believed to containing shabu, a mobile phone, personal items, and P500 bill used as buy-bust money.
The drug evidence had an estimated weight of more or less 0.5 grams worth P3,400, police said.
Another suspect, Ricky Morano, 33, number 10 regional street-level individual (SLI) drug personality, was arrested in Palo, Leyte.
A poseur buyer was able to purchase from Morano a sachet believed to be containing shabu.
Authorities confiscated from his possession and control four sachets of shabu and a P1,000 bill used as buy-bust money.
In Catbalogan City, operatives apprehended two students, both 18 years old, on July 17.
Purchased from alias Eboy was a piece of folded paper containing dried leaves of marijuana.
Also confiscated from his possession and control were one transparent plastic containing dried leaves of marijuana, P500 used as buy-bust money, and P6 coins.
Another suspect, alias Lanz, allegedly sold a sachet of marijuana worth P500.
Authorities confiscated from his possession and control a sachet containing dried leaves of marijuana as a subject of sale, P500 buy-bust money, two sachets containing dried leaves of marijuana, another piece of folder paper containing dried leaves of marijuana, and other personal belongings.
In Carigara, Leyte, joint operatives also arrested Luke Rendora, 36. He allegedly sold a sachet of shabu to an undercover operative.
Also recovered from his possession and control were three sachets believed to be containing shabu, a small plastic container containing assorted drug paraphernalia, mobile phone, cash, and P500 buy-bust money.
His companion, identified as Renante Ordoňa, eluded arrest, according to the information released by the Police Regional Office-Eastern Visayas.
The suspects will be charged with violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (SunStar Philippines)