BUCANA barangay Captain Roberto Olanolan said Monday his barangay council is planning to pass an ordinance requiring boarding house owners to submit a profile report regarding all transient residents in their properties so as to keep track of suspected criminals.
This developed after arrest of 29 suspected drug pushers on Saturday who were later found out to be residents of his barangay.
The arrested drug suspects were rounded up in buy-bust operations by joint operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and Davao City Police Office in Barangay 31-D Poblacion, Davao City Saturday dawn.
An earlier CIDG report showed that the suspects lived in Purok 8, Barangay 31-D Poblacion under Captain Evelyn Verde. But they have taken temporary residence as renters.
Olanolan of Barangay 76-A said he was dismayed after hearing the news of an elderly woman who is allegedly selling shabu in his barangay.
He learned that the old woman has been going in and out of the place since his barangay has many alleys and routes connected to Baranagay 31-D Poblacion.
He said people should also help the barangay by providing information to stop the proliferation of illegal drugs.
The Saturday dawn raid led to the arrest of Robelyn Remulta, alias Bebeng, 28; Marcelita Adin, 33; Naima Butocan, alias Butching, 24; Pidong Bandera, alias Pidong, 57; Amelita Bayabao, 25; Salazar Bayabao, alias Kusa, 23.
Bayabao is the subject of a search warrant issued by Executive Judge Isaac Robillo Jr. for illegal drugs.
During the raid, a neighbor of the Bayabao couple, identified as Sara Tausing, was also arrested. She was found to be in possession of 16 packs of suspected shabu.
Charges for violation the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 have been filed Monday before the City Prosecutor’s Office against the suspects. (AD/RBB)