Drug hideouts raided
Police continued to stir hideouts of drug personalities in the towns through a compound operation of buy-bust and raid.
The latest as of press time was conducted at 3:45 p.m. yesterday in barangay Poblacion Ibabao, Loay.
The combined forces of the special operations group of the Provincial Intelligence Branch led by PInsp. Jojit Mananquil and Loay police led by PSInsp. Andaya arrested one Jehel Corpus Olivar right in his barangay during the buy-bust operation that was followed by a raid in his house ten minutes later.
The police team conducted the raid based on the search warrant issued by Judge Dionisio Calibo of te Regional Trial Court Branch 50.
Items confiscated from Olivar included one small sachet of shabu during the buy-bust, and two more small sachets and one medium size sachets of shabu during the raid.
Also recovered from his house were a sealer used for repacking shabu, tooter, improvised lighter, and other and drug paraphernalia.
The intelligence group of the police had been conducting a surveillance on Olivar for almost three months and confirmed that the 41-year-old subject has no job and managed to raise some income from peddling shabu.
During the raid, the police team recovered receipts of remittance that Olivar made to a person in Cebu in the amount of around P40,000 a week.
Olivar is now detained at the lock-up jail of Camp Dagohoy while the police prepare complaints of violations of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 for sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution and transportation of dangerous drugs and/or controlled precursors and essential chemicals; possession of dangerous drugs; and possession of equipment, instrument, apparatus and other paraphernalia for dangerous drugs.
In Loon, the municipal police team, in tandem with the 4th Regional Public Safety Company gipanguluhan led by PInsp. Dennis Lumor and in coordination with PDEA, arrested Generoso Pala in a buy-bust operation last Sunday morning, July 27, in barangay Tontonan.
Crime laboratory results showed that the packs of shabu confiscated from the 46-year-old drug personality weighed 0.09 grams.
Pala sold two sachets of shabu to a poseur-buyer and yielded the marked money amounting to P500 during the buy-bust.
PO2 Lamberto Lauros Jr. Said Pala is now detained at the lock-up jail of Loon municipal police station and now faces a complaint on drug peddling before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office based on RA 9165.
In Tagbilaran City, police also arrested a 32-year-old resident of Purok 4 in barangay Ubujan, identified as Peter John Dote, also known as “Pakang”, during a buy-bust operation in the evening of July 23.
Results from the crime laboratory showed that the packs of shabu confiscated from Dote weighed 0.53 grams.
PSInsp. Aldrin Villacampa and PInsp. Gereon Item led the City Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operation Task Group who conducted the buy-bust.
Aside from the sachets shabu, Dote also yielded two magazines of 9mm and super .38 ammunitions.
Dote now faces complaints on violations of RA 9165 for drug pedding, and possession of dangerous drugs before the City Prosecutor’s Office.
The city police had also filed complaints on drug peddling and illegal possession of prohibited drugs against Allan Abanto, a resident of Poblacion 2, who was arrested during a combined buy-bust and raid last Friday.
Mananquil’s team of the PIB conducted the buy-bust against Abanto at E. Jacinto St., this city, wherein the subject yielded a sachet of shabu he sold to the poseur-buyer at P500.
The police team further frisked Abanto and recovered seven more packs of shabu.
The crime laboratory tests on the seized items showed that the shabu from Abanto weighed 0.73 grams.
Mananquil tagged Abanto as a member of the Criminal Gang that is in the police watchlist of drug personalities in Tagbilaran City.
Abando had also been arrested in the past during a raid in his residence and has a pending drug case in court.(with reports from Rey Tutas and Weli Maestrado)
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