PDEA-7 agents shut down two suspected drug dens in Cebu City, Bohol

Nearly P150,000 worth of suspected shabu seized; 7 persons arrested

By: Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | September 23,2022 - 07:14 PM
PDEA-7 agents shut down two suspected drug dens in Cebu City, Bohol

Four individuals were arrested with 11 grams of suspected shabu from an alleged drug den during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Sambag 1, Cebu City on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two suspected drug dens in Cebu and Bohol were simultaneously shut down in separate operations at past 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Separate teams of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) conducted two separate buy-bust operations in Barangay Sambag 1 in Cebu City and in Barangay Tawala in Panglao, Bohol and arrested seven persons including the two suspected caretakers of the suspected drug dens.

Leia Alcantara, PDEA-7 spokesperson, said that they confiscated 22 grams of suspected shabu in the operations which had a total market value of P149,600.

Alcantara said that PDEA-7 agents first busted the suspected drug den in Sitio Tiangihan, Barangay Sambag 1 at 7:15 p.m. 

She identified those arrested as suspected drug den maintainer as Alex Lanuza, 49; and three other suspects — Jojopith Rosialda, 27, habal-habal driver; Rigel Romacaldo, 49, call center agent; and Annalisa Abastas, 46.

Alcantara said that they confiscated 11 grams of suspected shabu worth P74,800.

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At about the same time in Barangay Tawala in Panglao, Bohol, another team of PDEA-7 agents raided another suspected drug den.

Alcantara said they arrested the suspected drug den maintainer Herminiano Salan Jr., 20; two other persons were caught as John Ysalena, 32; and Mark Goudin, 36; who are both habal-habal drivers.

She said that the PDEA-7 agents confiscated another 11 grams of suspected shabu from the suspects. 

She said that the confiscated items were also worth P74,800.

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