8 drug sus­pects busted in Suri­gao City ho­tel

Manila Bulletin - - Mindanao News - By MIKE U. CRISMUNDO

BUTUAN CITY – Op­er­a­tives of Suri­gao City Po­lice Sta­tion (SCPS) swooped down on a ho­tel room in Suri­gao City just af­ter mid­night Fri­day, and ar­rested eight drug sus­pects, a flash re­port reach­ing re­gional po­lice head­quar­ters here yes­ter­day said.

In an ini­tial re­port re­ceived by Chief Supt. Rolando B. Felix, re­gional di­rec­tor of North­east­ern Min­danao Po­lice Re­gional Of­fice 13 (PRO 13) from Suri­gao del Norte Po­lice Pro­vin­cial Of­fice (PPO) Di­rec­tor Se­nior Supt. Antony B. Maghari, in­tel­li­gence per­son­nel of SCPS con­ducted buy-bust en­trap­ment op­er­a­tions in room 504 of the Hive Ho­tel Suites lo­cated at Rizal St., Barangay Wash­ing­ton, Suri­gao City at 1 a.m.

The author­i­ties nabbed sus­pected drug push­ers, iden­ti­fied as Bryan Rhey B. Tig­bas, alias “YanYan”, 19 and his al­leged live-in part­ner Jackie L. Ba­cor, 24, alias “Jack­ielyn”, both of Du­long Roxas Ex­ten­sion, Barangay Wash­ing­ton of that same city.

The six vis­i­tors in­side the room of the two al­leged drug push­ers were also nabbed in the raid. Th­ese were Mark An­thony E. Zape, Lloyd B. Tuldo, Che-Che F. Doredo, Ed­uardo F. Ger­can, Ryan B. Mo­rales, and Grace C. Mo­rales.

Maghari said op­er­a­tives of SCPS, as­sisted by the Suri­gao del Norte PPO and Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency (PDEA) agents were still as­sess­ing and de­ter­min­ing the ex­act quan­tity and worth of seized sus­pected shabu dur­ing the op­er­a­tion.

The op­er­at­ing po­lice force also seized from the sus­pects sev­eral drug para­pher­na­lias and marked money, he said.

How­ever, dur­ing the body search con­ducted by the op­er­at­ing po­lice force on Doredo and Mo­rales, no il­le­gal drugs nor drugs para­pher­na­lia was found on them, Maghari claimed.

“All sus­pects re­fused to ac­knowl­edge the items as re­flected in the re­ceipt/in­ven­tory of prop­erty seized and fur­ther re­fused to sign the cer­tifi­cate of or­derly search,” said Maghari.

He also said the op­er­a­tion was wit­nessed by lo­cal of­fi­cials, mem­bers of the De­part­ment of Jus­tice and Suri­gao City lo­cal me­dia.

All con­fis­cated items and the sus­pects were im­me­di­ately brought to the head­quar­ters of SCPS for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion, doc­u­men­ta­tion and dis­po­si­tion, he added.

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