‘Top drug personality’ in Sambag 1 surrenders

A TOP drug personality surrendered at the Cebu City Police Station 2 last Sunday.

According to PO2 Gelou Destacamento, Anita (real name withheld) was fifth on the station’s list of top 10 drug personalities.

“She has been involved in illegal drugs since 2011; a pusher and user until this year,” Destacamento said.

Destacamento also said that before Anita turned herself in, police conducted several operations of Oplan Tokhang in Sitio San Roque, Barangay Sambag 1.

It was on their second outing that they went to her house, but she was out at the time.

It was learned that some members of Anita’s family, who were also engaged in the illegal drug trade, had already surrendered.

They were the ones who reportedly encouraged her to follow suit for her own safety.

Destacamento said only one drug dependent in their list of top 10 drug personalities has yet to surrender.

3 arrested

In a related development, three suspected drug pushers were arrested in two separate buy-busts in Sitio Mahayahay in Barangay Calamba.

Around 7:40 p.m. last Sunday, the Pasil Police Station in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 7 arrested Teofilo Bayaton Bendol, 43.

Seized from Bendol’s possession were 22 small sachets of suspected shabu.

The City Intelligence Branch, also in coordination with PDEA 7, nabbed 29-year-old Grace Carmona Marcelo, alias Apple, around midnight yesterday.

Six small sachets of suspected shabu were confiscated from Marcelo.

Authorities also arrested 18-year-old Jingky Blanca after they found two small sachets of shabu in her possession.

The two are temporarily detained at the Cebu City Police Office stockade.

According to records of the Pasil Police Station, 126 pushers had surrendered since last July 12, the highest among 11 police stations in the city. Angiela Conte, USJ-R Intern & Euchrissa Ladrera, UP Cebu Intern

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