Boy, 16, nabbed with P4M ‘shabu’ in Duljo bust, claims he’s just a drug courier
CEBU CITY, Philippines — “I’m just a drug courier.”
This was the claim of the 16-year-old boy, who was caught with 600 grams or an estimated P4 million worth of suspected shabu during an anti-illegal drug operation in C. Padilla Street, Barangay Duljo Fatima in Cebu City at past 8 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019.
The boy was caught with several packs of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in C. Padilla Street, said Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Mayam, Drug Enforcement Group Visayas chief, in an interview with CDN Digital on Monday, April 8.
Mayam said that the boy was held and turned over to the Operation Second Chance where he would be temporarily detained while social workers would determine whether he acted with discernment in committing the alleged crime of allegedly selling illegal drugs.
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Operation Second Chance in Barangay Kalunasan in Cebu City is a facility where children in conflict with the law are detained.
Mayam, who led the joint police operation with the Mambaling Police Precinct officers, said that they had placed the boy under surveillance for two weeks to find out if reports of his alleged illegal activities were true.
He said when the boy’s illegal activities were verified then they planned a buy-bust operation against him.
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Mayam said that the boy told them that the illegal drugs were only left allegedly in his care by Raven Donza, a drug suspect who was arrested last month with 5 kilos or an estimated P30 million worth of suspected shabu.
Donza was arrested during a buy-bust operation in C. Padilla Street, Barangay Duljo Fatima last March 8.
Mayam said that the 600 grams taken from boy could have been part of the shipment of drug supply from Donza./dbs
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