Cebu City stings: 3 ‘HVT’s held, nearly P11M shabu confiscated

November 13, 2019

THREE suspected ‘high-value’ targets in Central Visayas were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in separate buy-bust operations in Cebu City which led in the confiscation of some P11 million worth of shabu last Tuesday, PDEA chair, Director General Aaron N. Aquino said.

The official identified two of the arrested suspects as Merekris Zamur alias ‘Maricor Pocong/Bacol,’ 34, and Wynners Sayago alias ‘Giner,’ 40. The name of the 3rd suspect was withheld since he is only 17-years old.

According to Aquino, members of the PDEA Regional Office 7 arrested the teenager in Lower Kawayan, Barangay Sambag 2 after he sold 50 grams of shabu worth P340,000 to an undercover officer 7:30  a.m. Tuesday.

The young suspect also yielded a mobile phone he used in making the drug transaction, P1,280 in cash and the marked money paid to him by the poseur.

Another operation in Pelaez Street in Bgy. Punta Princesa led in the arrest of Zamura who was found in possession of some 1.5 kilos of the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine’ worth P10.2 million, several drug paraphernalia and the marked money he received from the agent.

A follow-up operation in the same barangay resulted in the arrest of Sayago during an entrapment operation which yielded 50 grams of shabu worth P340,000, P706 in different denominations, a mobile phone and the buy-bust money.

Aquino said that all three suspects are now facing non-bailable charges for sale and possession of dangerous drugs under Republic Act 9165, or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.