10 men yield P2.1 mil­lion drugs

The Freeman - - NEWS - — Chris­tell Fa­tima M. Tud­tud/BRP — Mar­jory En­riquez, USJR in­tern/BRP

Two men were ar­rested by po­lice for al­legedly post­ing a sex video in­volv­ing a 13-year-old girl on so­cial me­dia last Thurs­day night in La­puLapu City.

Gen­der and De­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Anita Ju­mamil of Barangay Basak said that per­son­nel from Mac­tan Po­lice Sta­tion 2 ar­rested McClark Al­varo Ay­ing, 21, who works as an as­sis­tant chef of a Chi­nese restau­rant, and his com­pan­ion Jomel Ceniza Pa­galan, 23, around 10 p.m. near a con­ve­nience store in Barangay Marib­ago.

Prior to their ar­rest, Ju­mamil said the mi­nor's mother sought help from the Basak Barangay Hall last Mon­day af­ter find­ing out that her daugh­ter was in­volved in a sex video with an adult and that it had been up­loaded on Facebook.

“Atong Lunes ang in­a­han ni­adto sa among opisina unya karon nag­pata­bang namo ba nga mao pa niya sa pagkita sa facebook sa iyang anak, na-open man niya, wala siya kahibalo nga mao diay ‘tong nahitabo ba, among gi-blot­ter,” Ju­mamil said.

Ju­mamil con­tacted the City So­cial Wel­fare and De­vel­op­ment Of­fice for ad­vice but failed to con­tact them as per­son­nel of the said of­fice re­port­edly had a sem­i­nar.

Ju­mamil took the ini­tia­tive and co­or­di­nated with the po­lice to ar­rest Ay­ing who is ac­cused of up­load­ing the video.

The ar­rest was sched­uled Mon­day, but it was only on Tues­day night when Ay­ing re­sponded to the on­line chat of the vic­tim and her mother and agreed to meet. The sus­pect re­port­edly of­fered to delete the sex video in ex­change for some­thing.

“Padal­hon man kuno ni siyag usa ka mi­nor,” Ju­mamil said.

Both par­ties agreed to meet near the Marigon­don Po­lice Sta­tion but the venue for the meet-up was later moved to a con­ve­nience store in Barangay Marib­ago.

From there, Ju­mamil said the mi­nor went to the meet­ing place and met with Ay­ing. Pa­galan, Ay­ing's com­pan­ion, also showed up by the time the mi­nor ar­rived.

Ju­mamil said that right then and there they were im­me­di­ately ar­rested by po­lice per­son­nel from Mac­tan Po­lice Sta­tion 2.

“Na­posasan sila duha,”Ju­mamil said.

Ay­ing re­port­edly de­nied the al­le­ga­tions that he up­loaded the sex video and that he and the mi­nor both agreed to have sex. He also claimed a lot of peo­ple would use his cell­phone and any of them could have up­loaded the video.

“Wala man nako gi-up­load. Duna nahitabo kay naa mi kasabu­tan ato. Kahibawo kong mi­nor siya. Wala ko kahu­nahuna ana, siya man ni­hatag og kasayu­ran nga mobuhat og in­gon ana. Ta­paran na ka di pa ba kaha nimo kan-on?” Ay­ing said, adding that he re­gret­ted his de­ci­sion.

Pa­galan also de­nied up­load­ing the sex video. He claimed he was not aware of the sit­u­a­tion.

Mean­while, the mi­nor's mother said that she is will­ing to file a case against the sus­pects who ear­lier met with her daugh­ter through Facebook.

“Mao ako ni sila file-an aron matagam kay against g'yud ni sa law. Inosente g'yud ni akong anak kay wala g'yud siyay kalibu­tan, mokatawa ra,” she said, adding that her daugh­ter must have given in to peer pres­sure to com­mit the act.

Both sus­pects are now de­tained in the Mac­tan Po­lice Sta­tion.

Po­lice Of­fi­cer 2 Ger­alden Pace­lan of the sta­tion's Women and Chil­dren Pro­tec­tion Desk said charges for vi­o­lat­ing Repub­lic Act 9995 or the Anti-Voyeurism Act of 2009 filed against the sus­pects.

“Ma­bal­hog g'yud sila sa pris­o­han. Sa in­ves­ti­ga­tion namo, naa g'yuy salaod sila nga nahimo, mao to amo gi­dakop. Dili g'yud maayo na mahil­am­bigit og sex video sa mi­nor, di sad g'yud maayo mag-video ug maong hi­moong black­mail sa uban para ma­had­lok na nabik­tima,” Pace­lan said.

A to­tal of over P2.1 mil­lion worth of il­le­gal drugs were seized from 10 men who were ar­rested by po­lice­men in sep­a­rate oper­a­tions in Cebu City last Thurs­day.

The first oper­a­tion was con­ducted along Juana Osmeña Street, Sa­cred Heart Hills, Barangay Capi­tol Site, Cebu City, where John Dy, 42; and Michael Dy, 30, both res­i­dents of the area, were ar­rested via search war­rant.

Chief In­spec­tor Chuck Baran­dog and his team im­ple­mented the said war­rant and seized from the sus­pects 26 grams of sus­pected shabu es­ti­mated at P309,000, a .32 cal. re­volver, a lighter, and drug para­pher­na­lia.

The se­cond oper­a­tion was con­ducted in an apartelle in Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City, where po­lice ar­rested Ju­nie Alcober, 40, a res­i­dent of Sitio Ponce 1, Barangay Car­reta; and Melody Mos­quera, 27, a res­i­dent of Sitio City Cen­tral Barangay Luz.

Con­fis­cated from them were three medium and 12 small packs of sus­pected shabu es­ti­mated at P655,000 and drugs para­pher­na­lia. The said oper­a­tion was car­ried out by Chief In­spec­tor Dindo Alaras who was act­ing on a tip they re­ceived that those ar­rested were in­volved in il­le­gal drugs.

In Sitio Ca­mansi, Barangay Mam­bal­ing, Ar­lie "Aling" Pre­sil­las, 24, a res­i­dent of the area, and Christina Flor Toyco, 24, from Zam­boanga del Sur were ar­rested with 20 grams of sus­pected shabu es­ti­mated at P237,000.

An­other oper­a­tion in Sitio Ponce 2, Barangay Car­reta led to the ar­rest of Rene "En­ing" Mer­cado; John Kevin Tal­ingt­ing, 19; and Bien­venido Cabardo, 49, who were found with P830,000 worth of sus­pected shabu.

In Barangay San Ni­co­las po­lice also ar­rested Eu­gene Mana­guit, 32, a res­i­dent of the area, in an oper­a­tion along Cabreros Street. The oper­a­tion headed by Chief In­spec­tor Hen­riz Ban­co­leta yielded eight grams of sus­pected shabu es­ti­mated at P95,000 and .45 cal. pis­tol with seven live rounds.

Those ar­rested are now de­tained and wait­ing for charges to be filed against them.

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