ANTI-DRUG operatives will file complaints today for selling and possession of illegal drugs against two women who were caught with P2.5 million worth of shabu in Barangay Labangon, Cebu City.
Senior Insp. Henrix Bancoleta of the Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (Raidsotg) 7 said his team was able to trace the source of drugs of Teresa Bulambao, 40, and Cristeta Montebon, 48.
He said the alleged drug pushers got their supply from a Cebuano inmate who is jailed in New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City. The inmate’s name is withheld pending a follow-up operation.
“Sa among analysis, sa Luzon gyud na gikan kasagaran ang mga shabu (In our analysis, most of the shabu come from Luzon,” Bancoleta told Sun.Star Cebu.
Last Tuesday’s operation of Raidsotg of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 against the two women resulted in the confiscation of four large packs and three medium packs of suspected shabu.
The white crystalline substance, Bancoleta said, were also confirmed as shabu following a test conducted by the PNP Regional Crime Laboratory 7.
During the interview, he revealed that drugs are transported in three ways-through courier service, trucking or as shipment.
On the two women’s case, Bancoleta said they believed the drugs have already been transported in Cebu.
The two women would only meet with their contacts in a public place, such as outside a shopping mall or terminal.
The anti-drug operatives transacted with the two women under the overpass of N. Bacalso Ave., past 9 p.m. following a two-week surveillance.
They were classified under level two, which means, they can dispose at least 300 grams of shabu per week.
Bulambao and Montebon will face complaints for violating Republic Act (RA) 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 before Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office.
They were detained at the Waterfront Police Station.
Under Section 5 or RA 9165, the penalty of imprisonment ranging from 12 years and one day to 20 years and a fine ranging from P100,000 to P500,000 shall be imposed upon any person, who, unless authorized by law, shall sell, trade, administer, dispense, deliver, give away to another, distribute, dispatch in transit or transport any controlled precursor and essential chemical, or shall act as a broker in such transactions.