P100,000 worth of shabu seized from 2 suspects in Lapu-Lapu

By: Futch Anthony Inso, Paul Lauro - Multimedia Correspondents - CDN Digital | August 18,2022 - 07:01 PM
P100,000 worth of shabu seized from 2 suspects in Lapu-Lapu

Two men were arrested by the Lapu-Lapu City police in a buy-bust operation at Sitio Sangi, Barangay Pajo in Lapu-Lapu City on Thursday afternoon, August 18, 2022. | Contributed Photo via Futch Anthony Inso

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two former detainees may face another jail time after they were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Lapu-Lapu City on Thursday, August 18, 2022.

Police from Lapu-Lapu City confirmed that they arrested two men in a drug bust at 5:20 p.m. in Sangi, Brgy. Pajo on Thursday.

The suspects were identified as Jovel Estardo Hera, 24; and Mc Quian Igot Rollon, 38. Both are residents of Purok Balanghoy, Brgy Gun-ob, also in Lapu-Lapu City. 

Authorities also seized eight transparent, plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, weighing a total of 15 grams. 

Their total street value was pegged at P102,000. 

Also recovered as evidence were one pouch and a 500 peso bill as buy-bust money.

Hera, according to police reports, was previously arrested for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (Republic Act No. 9165). He was released after availing of Plea Bargaining. 

Rollon, on the other hand, got arrested after he was caught playing tong-its, an illegal numbers game. He managed to post bail. 

The drug bust on Thursday was carried out by anti-narcotic enforcers from Lapu-Lapu City and agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7).

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