PDEA arrests 15 suspects, over P460k worth of drugs seized
Fifteen persons were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7), including a three-month pregnant woman, in a buy-bust operation conducted in two hotels in Cebu City on Wednesday night, which yielded P460,800 worth of drugs.
Earl Rallos of PDEA-7 today revealed that the buy-bust operations they conducted at Anmore Hotel in Juana Osmeña Extention and at the Capitol Tourist Inn at Don Gil Garcia Street led to the arrest of the suspects engaged in a drug session inside the rooms of the raided hotels.
“The first operation happened at 7 p.m., in Capitol Tourist Inn along Don Gil Garcia Street, which resulted to the arrest of suspected drug pusher Ralph Ladrazo.” Vilocura was arrested together with his 11 customers.
Fifteen minutes later, another team from PDEA-7 collared alleged drug pusher Stacy Gratel Escala Villegas, who is three months pregnant, in Anmore Hotel on Juana Osmeña Street. She was caught with Allan Ramos Garcia and Ervin Rosal Noquillo
Rallos said they had seized a total of 135.18 grams of white crystals believed to be shabu in the two operations, estimated to be valued at P460,800.
Rallos said they will look into the criminal liabilities of the management of the hotels.
Cebu Daily News tried to get the reaction of the two hotels but the staff of both establishments refused to comment, saying their respective managers were not around to speak on behalf of their hotels.
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