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.