P8.1-million shabu seized across Central Visayas in 1 day

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UP TO P8.1 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in one day by Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas in separate anti-illegal drug operations in the region.

At 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022, members of the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, together with the 1st Provincial Maneuver Force Company and Balamban Police Station of the Cebu Police Provincial Office, launched a drug bust in Purok 1, Barangay Arpili, Balamban town.

They arrested John Marlon Alunes Lausa, 33, a high-value individual from Barangay Bunga, Toledo City.

They seized from Lausa’s possession 110 grams of shabu with a standard drug price of P748,000, including buy-bust money.

At 2:31 p.m. of the same day, the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, along with the Maritime police and Police Drug Enforcement Group 7, nabbed a certain Davi Bendijo, 47, of Barangay Looc, Dumaguete City, in their joint operation in Purok Fatima, Barangay Bagacay, Dumaguete.

Bendijo yielded 100 grams of shabu worth P680,000.

In Cebu City, the Mambaling Police Station arrested Bryan Duallo Justol, 20, who was selling illegal drugs on C. Padilla Street, Barangay Duljo Fatima at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17.

Seized from Justol were 700 grams of shabu worth P4,760,000.

In Bohol province, the Regional Police Drug Enforcement-Central Visayas, assisted by the Tagbilaran City Police Station, arrested two more high-value individuals in Purok 5, Barangay Tip-Tip, Tagbilaran.

The suspects were identified as Jezrel Aaron Estique Butalid, 38, and Mary Mae Pocot Pondoc, 26. Seized from their possession were 75 grams of shabu worth approximately P510,000.

In Sitio Capaculan, Barangay Tisa, Cebu City, the PRO-Central Visayas arrested Rocelito Parba Alcuizar, 38, at 10 p.m. Tuesday, for possessing 50 grams of shabu worth around P340,000.

About P1 million worth of illegal drugs were seized by the Lapu-Lapu City police in a drug bust in Sitio Sta. Ana, Barangay Poblacion, Toledo City at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 18.

Police identified the suspect as Christine Amodia Monte de Ramos, alias Tin of Tipolo, Barangay Awihao, Toledo City.

According to the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office, Monte de Ramos yielded 160 grams of shabu worth P1,088,000.

Monte de Ramos was allegedly included in the police's drug watch list.

Brigadier General Roque Eduardo Vega, chief of PRO-Central Visayas, praised the police for their ongoing campaign against illegal drugs in the region.

"We will intensify the campaign against illegal drugs and other crimes in the region. We will work together so that we can overcome them," Vega said.

The suspects have been charged with violation of Sections 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2022. (AYB, BBT, TPT)

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