Duljo Fatima drug den dismantled, 8 arrested
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Law enforcers dismantled a drug den located in Sitio Punyang, Barangay Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City and arrested eight people during a buy-bust operation on Monday afternoon, August 30.
Leia Albiar, spokesperson of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7), said this was already the 17th drug den in the region that they dismantled since January 2021.
The drug den in Duljo Fatima was located inside the house of a certain Karla Junas, 37.
PDEA-7 agents recovered 24 packs of suspected shabu worth P102, 000; cash of P700; three empty plastic packs believed to contain shabu; and drug paraphernalia during the operation.
Agents also arrested Junas and seven others who were identified as Marjon Marquez, 34; Ramil Deguma, 51; Felman Faciol, 39; Angelica Potot, 28; Juliana Gelaga, 24; Rolando Zamora, 42; and Genaro Geslaga, 41.
The seven – five men and two women – came from the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Naga and the municipality of Dalaguete in southern Cebu.
Albiar said the operation was planned after they received a tip from a concerned citizen on the operation of a drug den in the area.
Based on the information that they received, Junas is able to dispose at least 30 grams of shabu per week. She has been in the illegal drugs business for more than a year now.
However, they continue to determine where she would source her supply of illegal drugs.
As of this writing, agents also continue to interrogate the seven others who were arrested with Junas.
The dismantling of drug dens, Albiar said, is considered a “high impact” operation because these serve as breeding grounds for criminals.
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