Gin­goog City raid' yields drugs, firearms, bul­lets

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Top Stories - By Al­wen Salir­ing

AU­THOR­I­TIES have seized sus­pected il­le­gal drugs, firearms and bul­lets in a joint po­lice op­er­a­tion in Pan­gasi­han vil­lage, Gin­goog City, Misamis Ori­en­tal on Monday night, Oct. 2.

Armed with a search war­rant, the joint po­lice forces raided the house of the sus­pect iden­ti­fied as Vir­gilio Sur­ban of said barangay.

The op­er­a­tion was car­ried out by the Gin­goog City Po­lice, per­son­nel of the Spe­cial Weapons and Tac­tics (SWAT) of the Provin­cial Pub­lic Safety Com­pany (PPSC) and Re­gional Pub­lic Safety Bat­tal­ion, and the Provin­cial Drug En­force­ment Unit of Misamis Ori­en­tal.

Po­lice con­fis­cated a cal­iber .22 ri­fle in­side the sus­pect's bed­room, a cal­iber 45 pis­tol, a sound sup­pres­sor for cal­iber 45, five sa­chets of sus­pected metham­phetamine hy­drochlo­ride lo­cally known as `shabu' placed in­side a metal box, nine empty cel­lo­phane with shabu residue and sev­eral am­mu­ni­tions and il­le­gal drug para­pher­na­lia.

Se­nior In­spec­tor Cor­rine Mae Estigoy, spokesper­son of Misamis Ori­en­tal Provin­cial Po­lice Of­fice, said op­er­a­tives con­ducted a buy-bust first prior to the sus­pect’s ar­rest.

"Nag-con­duct sa una ang po­lice ayha nag-im­ple­ment sa search war­rant against the same sus­pect. Noted gyud na siya sa Gin­goog and daghan siya og con­nec­tion. Gikan sa CDO and Bu­tuan ang iyang sup­ply," Estigoy said.

Estigoy said the con­fis­ca­tion of firearms and am­mu­ni­tion were in­ci­den­tal as a re­sult of the law­ful search.

Po­lice said the sus­pect was a known drug per­son­al­ity who used to dis­trib­ute shabu in the en­tire city of Gin­goog.

The sus­pect re­port­edly re­vealed names of those who sup­ply him with the pro­hib­ited drugs from Ca­gayan de Oro City and Bu­tuan City.

Estigoy added a self-con­fessed drug de­pen­dent, who is con­nected with the sus­pect, sub­mits to the po­lice on Wed­nes­day, October 4, and re­vealed more in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to the lo­cal drug trade in Gin­goog.

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