Five arrested with 50 grams of shabu, firearms in Talisay buy bust operation
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Five persons were arrested in a buy bust operation in a suspected drug den in Sitio Mananga I, Barangay Tabunok, Talisay City past noontime today, February 11.
Arrested were Sharekann Agriam Bernabat, the drug den operator; Rodenio Saluder Suico, the subject of the drug buy bust operation; and three of his patrons identified as Rueben Dela Fuente, Jupiter Capangpangan Ebarola, and Charlie Relatado Badilles.
Chief Supt. Marlu Conag, chief of the Talisay City Police Station (TCPS) , told Cebu Daily News Digital that they placed Suico under surveillance for at least a month before they planned the buy bust operation against him.
Personnel from the TCPS, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7), Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU), Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB), and 1st and 2nd units of the Police Mobile Force Company (PMFC) arrested the five suspects at around 12:30 p.m. today.
They also confiscated 15 packs of suspected shabu weighing at least 50 grams and valued at P 340,000.00, drug paraphernalia, a .38-caliber revolver, and five pieces of bullets from a .45 caliber pistol.
Cunag said that complaints for the violation of Article II of the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 on the maintenance of a drug den and the sales and possession of illegal drugs and the illegal possession of firearms are now being prepared against the suspects./dcb
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