5 drug peddlers nabbed, P1.2M shabu seized in Central Visayas stings

September 22, 2019

FOUR  separate anti-narcotics operations conducted by agents of the Police Regional Office 7 in Central Visayas resulted in the arrest of five “high-value drug targets” and  confiscation of nearly P1.2 million  shabu, PRO7 director Brigadier General Debold M. Sinas said yesterday.

Suspects  Rolito Caja, 51; Jasson Fernandez, 42; and Joel Pilapil, 42, all of  Barangay Tisa,  Cebu City, were arrested while conspiring to sell drugs to an undercover officer  on Neptune Street,  Tisa Hills  around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Sinas said  Caja’s name is in the  regional list of most wanted drug personalities while his cohorts were included in the station level drug list of the local police force.

The official said members of the Cebu City Police Station 10, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, arrested the suspects in entrapment which led to the recovery of  eight plastic packets containing a least 100 grams of shabu worth P680,000 and the marked money.

The three are now being held at the Cebu City Police Station 10 jail.

In Calape, Bohol,  former overseas Filipino worker  Edgar Medrina, 39,  was arrested in a buy-bust  in Bgy. Sitio Cogon,  Sta. Cruz, Calape town around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Citing a report from Bohol Police Provincial Office director Colonel Jonathan Cabal, the suspect yielded 10 small plastic sachets containing nearly 11 grams of  shabu worth nearly P70,000. The suspect’s motorcycle was impounded by the local police.

Last Saturday, operatives of the Talisay City Police Station in Cebu arrested  known “HVT” Jun Blanco in a  buy-bust  and confiscated  at least P400,000 worth of shabu.

Talisay CPS chief, Major Orlando Carag Jr. said  Blanco, 28, of Spolarium Street in Bgy. Duljo, Fatima, Cebu City, was arrested by undercover officers of the Talisay City Drug Enforcement Unit in an  entrapment on Rabaya Street,  Bgy. Tabunok around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

He yielded three  plastic sachets containing  shabu worth P374,000, a mobile phone which he used in making contact with the poseur and the boodle money topped by a marked P1,000 bill.