P2.2 mil­lion in drugs con­fis­cated in op­er­a­tions


Over P2.2 mil­lion worth of il­le­gal drugs was con­fis­cated by po­lice in dif­fer­ent drug op­er­a­tions in Cebu City last Satur­day dawn, Nov. 10.

At 2:30 a.m., Jow­e­lyn Gas­ta­dor Com­puesto, 26, was ar­rested in Sitio Patag, Barangay Buot.

The Drug En­force­ment Unit (DEU) of the Cebu City Po­lice Of­fice, headed by Chief Insp. Chuck Baran­dog, con­fis­cated around 30 grams of white crys­talline sub­stance be­lieved to be shabu fol­low­ing a buy-bust op­er­a­tion against Com­puesto. The con­tra­band was worth P354,000.

Baran­dog said that Com­puesto had the ca­pa­bil­ity of dis­pos­ing 50 grams of shabu ev­ery week in the moun­tain barangays. Her name came up when some il­le­gal drug users were re­cently ar­rested. Po­lice also learned that Com­puesto is the source of il­le­gal drugs in Buot’s neigh­bor­ing barangays.

Po­lice are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing Com­puesto’s sup­plier since the woman is not talk­ing.

At 5 a.m. of the same day, the DEU also ar­rested a newly iden­ti­fied high-value tar­get, 35-yearold Joey Rafael Ral­los, on Jakos­alem St., just be­hind the Sa­cred Heart Church.

Con­fis­cated from Ral­los was 155 grams of shabu worth P1,890,000.

Baran­dog said that Ral­los’ sup­ply came from Manila. Ral­los could dis­pose of half a kilo of shabu ev­ery week even when he was only re­cently iden­ti­fied as a player in the il­le­gal drugs busi­ness.

“Siya ang nagdis­tribute sa Cebu north ug sa bukid sa north sa Cebu City, apil pud Man­daue and La­puLapu. So dako gyud ni siya (He sup­plies the north in Cebu and the north­ern barangays of Cebu City, as well as Man­daue and Lapu-Lapu cities. He’s a big-time pusher),” said Baran­dog.

Po­lice are also look­ing at Ral­los’ back­ground, if he is in­volved with a group con­sid­er­ing the amount of drugs po­lice re­cov­ered from Ral­los.

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