Couple nabbed in Minglanilla drug bust

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A COUPLE was arrested in a drug bust Thursday evening, August 25, in Barangay Pakigne, Minglanilla town, Cebu.

Arrested were Alexis “Bolantoy” Abaquita Abella, 35, a construction worker and resident of Barangay Linao, Talisay City, and his wife, Ivy Karen Resma, 32.

Police Staff Sergeant Junnel Ater, of the Minglanilla Police Station, said the Abella couple has in the police watchlist for their involvement in the illegal drug trade.

Ater said they have been monitoring the couple for some time.

He said they bought shabu worth P300 from the couple during the buy-bust Thursday.

Seized from Bolantoy were 12 packs of shabu, while police confiscated from Ivy Karen six packs of the same substance.

Ater said the drugs seized from the couple weighed 5.40 grams and worth P35,100. (GPL/LMY)