TWO women and an errand boy were arrested by police in separate buy-busts in Cebu City and Danao City last Friday.
The Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (Raidsotg) 7 caught Fara Ruflo and Medelyn Cabilao on T. Padilla Extension, Cebu City at 5:10 p.m.
Seized from them were two medium and eight small packs of white crystalline substance believed to be shabu worth P10,000.
Senior Insp. Henrix Bancoleta of Raidsotg 7 said the subject of the operation was Raymund Ruflo, a level two drug pusher. He is Fara's brother and Medelyn's live-in partner.
"He jumped over the wall and we couldn't find him anymore," Bancoleta told Sun.Star Cebu.
A police poseur-buyer bought shabu from Raymundo. The alleged drug pusher, however, doesn't meet his buyers in person, but instead hands over the item through an improvised pulley.
"That's his modus operandi so he won't get caught," Bancoleta said. The anti-drug operatives swooped down on Raymundo's house, but he was already gone.
They then checked a nearby sari-sari store, which is owned by Fara, and found packs of shabu there. They also confiscated shabu from Medelyn's possession.
The two women, when interviewed by police, were inconsistent in their answers. They are detained at the Waterfront Police Station.
Hours later, an errand boy was arrested by the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (Paidsotg) in Barangay Maslog, Danao City at 10:10 p.m.
Insp. Leo Logronio of Paidsotg identified the suspect as John Paul Siroy of Barangay Cotcot, Liloan.
Siroy was the alleged cohort of Severo Cabatingan, who was the subject of the operation.
Logronio said they bought a small pack of shabu from Cabatingan, a level three drug pusher that can dispose of at least 50 grams of shabu per week.
Siroy handed over the item to the buyer, but was immediately arrested when the transaction was completed.
Cabatingan, who was inside the house, fled.
Confiscated inside Cabatingan's house were a small pack of shabu, two large and 12 medium packs, all worth P50,000 based on the street value.
Siroy denied acting as cohort. He is detained at the Consolacion Police Station.
The three suspects will face complaints for violating Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (DSM)