Shabu worth P40k seized from two jobless men in Cebu City

By: Emmariel Ares and Paul Lauro - Multimedia reporter and correspondent/CDN Digital | November 17,2023 - 04:02 PM

Two men were nabbed in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City in possession of P40,000 worth of shabu. | Contributed photo via Paul Lauro

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Shabu worth P40,000 were seized from two jobless men during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City on Thursday, November 16, 2023. 

Police said shabu, weighing 6 grams and with a Standard Drug Price (SDP) of P40,000 was found in the possession of the two suspects who are now in jail. 

Operatives conducted the anti-illegal drugs operation along Singson Road in Barangay Guadalupe at around 10:10 p.m.

The operation resulted in the confiscation of illegal drugs particularly shabu and the arrest of two individuals.

Police apprehended 35-year-old Josephus Ypil Bun-an alias “Tambok,” jobless and a resident of Unit 2 Oprra in Barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City.

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Meanwhile, the other arrested person was identified as 43-year-old Rene Caingles Villarin alias “Eboy,” also jobless and a resident of R. Duterte Street Banawa in Barangay Guadalupe.

According to the police report, the arrested persons are described as street-level individuals (SLI).

Personnel of the Guadalupe Police Station seized from Bun-an a total of 8 pieces of sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu.

They also recovered one plastic sachet of suspected shabu from Villarin.

The operation was conducted by personnel from the Special Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU). 

As of this writing, both persons are detained at the custodial facility of the Guadalupe Police Station pending the filing of appropriate charges against them.

The report revealed that Bun-an will be facing charges of possession and selling of illegal drugs or shabu while charges of possession of illegal drugs will be filed against Villarin.

Shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride is the most common illegal drug sold on the streets not only in Cebu but also in other parts of the country.


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