MORE than 10 people were arrested, while almost P500,000 worth of shabu were confiscated over the weekend during a series of anti-illegal drug
operations by personnel from the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) and Cebu Provincial Police Office.
In Cebu City, the operatives confiscated more than P300,000 worth of suspected shabu on Black Saturday and yesterday, Easter Sunday.
Last Saturday, CCPO anti-drugs operatives caught Erwin Rafols, 28, in Sitio Looban, Villagonzalo Dos, Barangay Tejero with 80 sachets of suspected
shabu valued at P107,000.
In Barangay Ermita, drug suspect Niño Llamado, 28, allegedly yielded P74,576 worth of shabu.
At the Citi Center in Barangay Kamagayan, operatives also caught Shiela May Bartolome, 37, and Juep Alcuntin, 38, with P8,000 worth of illegal drugs.
Also arrested in the area were Joshua Cortez, 33, and Danje Inocando, 46, after they were caught in possession of a used syringe and broken ampules
of Nubain, a regulated painkiller.
In Barangay Suba, police caught Eduardo Josur, 36; Romulo Lerma, 34; and Jeno Sabal, 18, with shabu worth P37,288.
In yesterday’s operation, the City’s Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Risquer Veraque, 36, in Sitio Laguna, Barangay Lorega San Miguel. He was
allegedly caught in possession of P106, 200 worth of shabu.
In the northern town of Consolacion, Cebu, anti-narcotics operatives caught alleged pushers in a series of drug busts.
Chief Insp. Gerard Ace Pelare, town police chief, identified the suspects as Jayvee Mercader Canuto, 22, and Florencio Abatayo Jr., 35.
The team led by Pelare seized 10 packs of suspected shabu worth more than P130,000.
At 10:10 p.m. last Saturday, Abatayo was caught in Sitio Sampaguita 3 in Barangay Lamac. Pelare said Abatayo had been identified as a drug
surrenderer and street level target.
In Barangay Poblacion Oriental, Canuto was arrested at 11:20 p.m. The suspect, a resident of Barangay Jagobiao, Mandaue City, is a newly identified
drug personality operating in Consolacion.
Pelare said they are still investigating to determine where the suspects sourced their supply.
Drug-related charges will be filed today against all the arrested suspects. (JOB, KAL)