Carreta drug den shut down; dad, son, 4 others nabbed; P102K shabu seized

By: Benjie B. Talisic April 29,2019 - 12:59 AM

Renato and Richard Cuerpo are arrested after they were caught with suspected shabu worth at least P100,000. |Benjie Talisic

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Drug enforcement agents shutdown a suspected drug den during a raid in a house in Sitio Simpir, Barangay Carreta, Cebu City on Sunday, April 28, and arrested its alleged operators — a father and his son.

Aside from that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas 

Agents confiscated P102,000 worth of suspected shabu during the raid and arrested four more persons, who were caught inside the suspected drug den.

This was the second suspected drug den that the PDEA-7 agents closed this month. The first month was the one in Talisay City on April 24 where eight persons were arrested.

Read more:‘Drug den’ raid in Talisay nets 8 persons, yields P81K shabu

On Sunday’s operation, Renato Cuerpo, 53, and his son, Richard Cuerpo, 33, were arrested during the raid, said Leah Albiar, PDEA-7 spokesperson, in an interview.

Albiar said that Renato was allegedly the one who sold the illegal drugs while Richard was allegedly the one who maintained the suspected drug den.

The other four persons arrested inside Cuerpo’s house were Ismael Inoques, 53, Aljhun Quijano, 20, Eric Betache, 33, and Alnie Arenas, 23.

When sought for comment, Richard Cuerpo claimed that they did not own the suspected drug den.

Richard said it was their cousin, who left early that day, as the one who allegedly run the illegal drug business.

Albiar said that the suspects were detained at the PDEA-7 detention cell pending the filing of charges./dbs

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