Saturday, September 21, 2019

15 nabbed in anti-drug busts

POLICE arrested ten persons in anti-illegal drug operations in Liloan and Compostela last Saturday.

The operation in Purok Yellow Rose, Barangay Yati, Liloan yielded more than P100,000 worth of illegal drugs.

At 2 p.m., Joel Mayol Parawan was caught in a buy-bust in Sitio Lamakan, Barangay Magay, Compostela.

Seized from his possession were two sachets of white crystals believed to be shabu, a .22 magnum revolver, the two marked P100 bills used in the deal with the police officer who acted as the buyer and the P200 earnings of the suspect.

PO3 Emil Rubilla acted as the motorcycle-for-hire driver, while PO3 Junrey Frias pretended as the passenger.
They stopped in front of the suspect’s house.

Frias disembarked and brought a pack of shabu from Parawan. After the deal was over, the policemen arrested him.

Later, at 8:30 p.m., the team led by Senior Insp. Ramil Judilla Morpos collared nine persons sniffing shabu in an open makeshift in
Purok Yellow Rose.

The suspected junkies are Ruben Malinao Formentera, Johnny Dico Delbo, Jeffrey Dico, Rodrigo Piquero Inot, Ronald Taneo Arnan, Ramil Bugtai Brigoli, Elmer Mantos Baguio, Camilo Dizo, and Edgar Mantos Baguio.

Morpos’s team went to the area after receiving a tip about the pot session.

Some 16 grams of suspected shabu worth P188,800 were seized from them.

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

A separate complaint for illegal possession of firearm and violation of the election gun ban will be charged against Parawan.

Call center agent

A call center agent and four other people also landed in jail after the police caught them sniffing shabu in a series of anti-criminality operations in Cebu City over the weekend.

Call center agent Kimby “Kim” Boholano Ybañez, 21, was reportedly holding his own tools for sniffing melted shabu when a team led by SPO1 Ritchie Jay Ondo arrived at 5:30 p.m. last Saturday.

Ondo said Ybañez might have just finished sniffing shabu, which had been melted on a tin foil by his drug-sniffing buddy Coramey “Angie” Porral, 40, in a house in Sitio BJCO, Barangay T. Padilla.

Ondo and his three colleagues from the Pari-an Police Station roamed around their area of responsibility as the station’s means of preventing crime at night, including the interior portions of packed communities, when they chanced upon Ybañez, Porral and Jemnel Tobigon, 27.

They then seized from Porral a small sachet of suspected shabu, while Tobigon yielded an improvised tooter and a strip of aluminum foil, both believed to have been used in their drug-sniffing sessions.

The same team of police officers arrested Roel “Awing” Dinawanao Hisoler, 48, in a separate house in the same barangay around 30 minutes later.

Hisoler was found with a small sachet of what appeared to be shabu.

Earlier in the day, at 9:30 a.m., a team of operatives from the Carbon Police Station also arrested Angelito Pogoy Arcay, 46, for alleged possession of illegal drugs.


In the first incident, Ondo said they noticed suspicios movement in the house, then eventually, they found the call center agent and his friends in an apparent pot session.

Only three small sachets were confiscated though, as the group had already emptied some sachets of white crystals and sniffed the illegal drug.

The arrested persons, however, were only junkies coming over from Mandaue City.

The house’s owner and alleged pusher, however, failed to be seen by the police while moving out of the house through its back door.
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