Cockfight referee falls in Pinamungajan drug bust

A “KUYMI” or cockfight referee who allegedly sidelined as a drug peddler was arrested in a drug bust in Barangay Poblacion, Pinamungajan town, midwest Cebu.

The arrest took place at 11:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023.

Police identified the suspect as Noel Sakin Gines, 55, a resident of Targetan 2, Barangay Poblacion, of the said town.

Major Vincent Zozobrado, chief of the Pinamungajan Police Station, told SunStar Cebu that they monitored the suspect for quite a while after receiving information about his illegal drug activity.

During the operation, anti-illegal drug operatives of the town swooped on Gines after he handed over P500 worth of suspected shabu to a police officer posing as a buyer.

Seized from the suspect were 10 packs of alleged shabu weighing.66 grams with a street value of P4,488. (GPL/TPT)