2 nabbed in Barangay Ermita for illegal drugs

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TWO individuals were arrested for illegal drug possession in separate drug busts in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City Tuesday night, May 17, 2022.

Major Keneth Paul Abotra, chief of Carbon Police Station, identified the suspects as Josemari Gines, 19, a resident of Sitio Bato, Barangay Ermita; and Ruel Belandres, 42, of Ermita Proper.

Abotra said Belandres was nabbed around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday in Sitio Ermita Proper, while Gines was collared around 8:30 p.m. in Sitio Bato.

He said the suspects have been considered high-value individuals (HVIs) and they were nabbed for violation of Section 5 and Section 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165.

Confiscated from the suspects were a total of 28 grams of illegal drugs worth P190,400.

The suspects were placed under the custody of Carbon police pending the filing of charges against them at the prosecutor's office. (GDC)

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