BCPO hauls P180K in ‘shabu’
THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) has arrested four drug personalities and seized a total of P180,000 worth of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) in two separate buy-bust operations in the city in two days.
One of the arrested suspects was the sister of the late Western Visayas drug lord Ramy Poja.
Ruffa Poja, 26, was arrested in a drug bust at Purok Kawayanan in Barangay Banago early Wednesday.
The female suspect yielded 10 sachets of suspected shabu worth P120,000, an improvised tooter, lighter, and the P500 marked money during the operation.
On November 23, 21-year-old Christian Villar, third cousin of the late high-value target, was arrested at the said village, which resulted to a recovery of 11 sachets of suspected shabu worth P500,200, the P1,000 marked money and drug paraphernalia.
He is under the drugs watchlist of Police Station 3.
Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, acting BCPO director, said there are more drug personalities that are emerging but they continue to validate reports.
Ebreo said once a drug suspect or personality may be arrested, somebody replaces their illegal activity. “That’s why there are still some who continue engaging in drugs, despite the police’s action against them.”
Meanwhile, on November 27, operatives of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) arrested streetlevel target Joeremy Diocades, 38, of Silay City; Beltran Sonorio, 54, of Barangay Bata; and Jet Mark Abello, 25, of Cadiz City, after police seized from them eight sachets of suspected shabu worth P60,000, and the P1,000 marked money./gym