Police seize P1M worth of drugs seized in

POLICE arrested a 60-year-old man who allegedly sold illegal drugs in his house in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City and hauled P1 million worth of shabu last Monday afternoon.

The house also doubles as a drug den, police said.

Senior Insp. Eunil Avergonzado identified the suspect as Renato Cruz, a resident of Veterans Drive in Lahug.

The operatives aof City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (Caidsotg), a unit headed by Avergonzado, also collared suspected junkies Noel Labra Suson, 47; Albert Bercede, 33; Jed Paulo Adolfo Arcayan, 18; Charlie Arda Ormilla, 21; and Christopher Facturanan Bohos, 24.

Two sachets of shabu, a Nubain ampule and drug paraphernalia were seized from them.

Recovered from Cruz during buy-bust were 36 small sachets and three big packs of shabu.

Cruz, in an interview in his detention cell, denied he is engaged in illegal drug trade.

β€œMogamit ko, pero di ko mobaligya (I use drugs, but I do not sell),” he told reporters yesterday.

Avergonzado said arresting Cruz was a priority because the suspect sells illegal drugs near the street.

β€œHis customers are habal-habal drivers, students and employees,” he said.

The suspects will face complaints for violating Republic 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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