P1.5M shabu in Cebu raids

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - by Benjie Talisic COR­RE­SPON­DENT WITH XU IN­TERNS APRIL ALEXIS B. AGUSTIN AND MICHELLE JESSA FAE M. MI­RANDA

PO­LICE con­fis­cated around P1.5 mil­lion worth of shabu from 14 per­sons, in­clud­ing a mi­nor, ar­rested in sep­a­rate anti-drugs op­er­a­tions in res­i­dences in Cebu over the last two days.

The most re­cent oper­a­tion by the Re­gional Drug En­force­ment Unit in Cen­tral Visayas (RDEU-7) re­sulted to the ar­rested of a cargo checker of a pas­sen­ger ves­sel and the con­fis­ca­tion of more than half a mil­lion worth of shabu.

Je­ofel Arce­nal, 40, cargo checker of Sulpi­cio Lines, Inc., was ar­rested in his house in Si­tio Si­lan­gan 2, Barangay Te­jero, Cebu City around noon on Fri­day.

Senior Insp. Ian Ma­catan­gay of RDEU-7 said Arce­nal, con­sid­ered a high-value tar­get, was caught with eight large sa­chets of shabu worth P560,000 and some drug para­pher­na­lia. A video kar­era ma­chine was also found in his res­i­dence.

On Thurs­day, al­leged drug ped­dler Rutchel Anito, 27, was also nabbed in Barangay Pobla­cion, Gi­nati­lan town in mid­west Cebu .

In Car­car City, po­lice and Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency Cen­tral Visayas (PDEA-7) per­son­nel ar­rested Kevin Preive in his res­i­dence in Si­tio Ca­m­a­gaya, Barangay Per­re­los with 10 small plas­tic packs of shabu.

In Danao City, five sus­pects were ar­rested in sep­a­rate buy bust op­er­a­tions on Thurs­day after­noon and Thurs­day night. The ar­rests led to seizure of drugs to­tal­ing P538,670.

In Con­so­la­cion town, po­lice nabbed two per­sons in Barangay Pul­pogan with P2,100 worth of shabu and an­other three sus­pects in Barangay Pi­togo with P2,832 word of the same drug.

In Naga City, two per­sons, in­clud­ing a 14-year-old boy, were ar­rested for il­le­gal drug pos­ses­sion on Thurs­day night./

CDN PHOTO/BENJIE B. TALISIC

Spouses Erick and Jorel Lau­ron are pre­sented to the me­dia by the Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency in Cen­tral Visayas (PDEA-7) af­ter they were ar­rested at dawn on Fri­day, May 19, 2017, in Espo­lar­ium St., Barangay Duljo Fa­tima, Cebu City in a buy-bust oper­a­tion that yielded drugs worth over P500,000. (see break­ing news item on CDN web­site and Face­book page)

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