Five arrested with 50 grams of shabu, firearms in Talisay buy bust operation

By Immae Lachica |February 11,2019 - 05:48 PM

At least 50 grams of suspected shabu and a revolver were confiscated from five suspects in a buy bust operation in Talisay City this afternoon, February 11./PDEA RO VII

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.

The packs of suspected shabu and revolver that were confiscated during the joint buy bust operation./PDEA RO VII

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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