Shabu worth P10.2M seized from Lapu-Lapu City HVI

By: Futch Anthony Inso - CDN Digital Correspondent | November 24,2023 - 08:01 PM

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About 1.5 kilograms of drugs, worth approximately P10.2 million, were seized in a buy-bust operation conducted Friday, November 24, by elements of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office. | Photo by LCPO

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Shabu weighing about 1.5 kilograms with an estimated value of P10.2 million, were seized from a 46-year-old high-value individual (HVI) in Barangay Bankal, Lapu-Lapu City, during a buy-bust operation on Friday afternoon, November 24.

The suspect, identified as alias “Andy Boy” (real name withheld pending filing of the case), a resident of the same barangay, was a detainee for 11 years in Muntinlupa for a drug case and was released in 2016 after serving his sentence.

Aside from shabu, the police also recovered a firearm with five pieces of ammunition from the suspect.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Christian Torres, the spokesperson of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO), revealed that Andy Boy returned to distributing shabu and other illegal activities with his supplier allegedly a detainee in one of the city jails in Cebu.

The suspect can reportedly dispose of about one kilo of shabu every week.

“Ang iyang transaction is tri-cities — kining Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City, Mandaue,” Torres said.

Police are conducting further investigation to identify other shabu suppliers of the suspect.

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Meanwhile, Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, who went to the area, lauded the police for another successful anti-drug operation, and he plans to give them incentives.

“Wala gyuy luna ang ilegal nga drugas o shabu sa siyudad sa Lapu-Lapu. Mao nang ang atong kapulisan, sa buwan lang sa Nobyembre, ubay-ubay gyud ang atong nasikop, nasakmit nila nga ginadiling drugas,” Chan said.

Chan also promised to continue to give support to LCPO to strengthen their police operations and capabilities.


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