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14-year-old ‘drug runner’ rescued in Cebu City

By: Emmariel Ares - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | December 19,2023 - 03:05 PM

Police rescued a 14-year-old boy, who was allegedly a runner for drug personalities, during an operation in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City on Sunday, December 17, 2023. | Carbon Police Station FB photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A 14-year-old boy, believed to be a drug runner, was rescued by police in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City on Sunday evening, December 17, 2023.

The minor was rescued after personnel of the Carbon Police Station conducted an operation in the area together with the Barangay Public Safety Officers (BPSOs).

This was relayed to reporters by Police Staff Sergeant Marissa Manubag, officer in charge of the Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) of the station.

Operatives rescued the alleged drug runner after a concerned citizen reported to police about minors allegedly involved in illegal drug activities in the area.

READ: Minors’ involvement in illegal drugs is a ‘serious problem,’ says PDEA-7 official

Manubag said that they received information about the minor’s involvement in illegal activities.

She added that the minor will be put under stress debriefing for the possible trauma he suffered along with his parents.

According to Manubag, they coordinated with the barangay and social worker who now has custody of the minor drug runner.

She added that they scheduled the hearing to determine whether the minor’s parents will be facing legal charges for their failure to monitor the child’s activities.

With the alleged involvement of a minor in illegal drug activities, Manubag stated that this case is alarming and should be given attention.

READ: Child victims of the drug war

“Alarming na. Dapat ato nang hatagan og importansya ug aksyon,” she said.

Police also recovered from the minor drug runner 11 small plastic packs containing suspected shabu on Sunday.

In a social media post, police said that the confiscated suspected illegal drugs have been submitted to the Cebu City Forensic Unit 7 for examination.

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