Shabu val­ued at P10 mil­lion seized

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - /NES­TLE L. SEMILLA

CLOSE to P10 mil­lion worth of sus­pected shabu was seized from two men, in sep­a­rate anti-il­le­gal drug op­er­a­tions in Cebu City.

First to fall was 37-yearold Catal­ino Dingding Oliv­eros Jr. who was ar­rested in a buy-bust oper­a­tion in Barangay San Ni­cholas past 4 p.m. Tues­day.

Cebu City Po­lice Office (CCPO) op­er­a­tives re­cov­ered packs of sus­pected shabu worth at least P3.5 mil­lion al­legedly from the sus­pect’s pos­ses­sion.

Supt. Christo­pher Navida, CIB chief, said that they learned about Oliv­eros’ al­leged il­le­gal drug ac­tiv­i­ties through 18-year-old Riza Mae Cabigon, a Grade 12 pro­gram­ming stu­dent, who was ar­rested in a buy­bust oper­a­tion last Satur­day night in Barangay Duljo-Fa­tima.

Cabigon de­nied she was into drug-ped­dling.

CCPO Direc­tor, Se­nior Supt. Joel Do­ria, said Cabigon was just one of the ar­rested drug sus­pects who con­fessed get­ting their sup­ply of shabu from Oliv­eros.

Hours after Oliv­eros’ ar­rest, DEU op­er­a­tives con­ducted an­other oper­a­tion and ar­rested Joel Cas­tro, a 44-year-old tomb­stone maker in Barangay Car­reta. Po­lice al­legedly re­cov­ered packs of shabu worth P3.5 mil­lion from the house of Cas­tro in­side the Car­reta Ceme­tery.

Do­ria said it was Oliv­eros who iden­ti­fied Cas­tro as the one who kept il­le­gal drugs for dis­tri­bu­tion.

In­ter­viewed by re­porters, both Oliv­eros and Cas­tro de­nied in­volve­ment in sell­ing drugs, say­ing that the packs of shabu seized from them were just en­trusted to them.

The two men re­fused to iden­tify the per­sons who sup­pos­edly own the il­le­gal drugs.

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