cdn mobile

P204,000 shabu seized in drug busts in Cebu City, Negros Or. – PDEA-7

By: Emmariel Ares - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | March 06,2024 - 03:46 PM

SHABU CEBU CITY NEGROS ORIENTAL: P204,000 shabu seized in drug busts in Cebu City, Negros Or. - PDEA-7

Around P136,000 worth of suspected shabu were seized from a 46-year-old woman, who works as a construction painter, during a drug bust in Sitio NGA, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City on Tuesday evening, March 5, 2024.| PDEA-7 Photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two separate anti-illegal drugs operations by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) resulted to the confiscation of suspected shabu worth P204,000 on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

The first buy-bust operation was conducted at Sitio NGA, Barangay Lahug in Cebu City at around 4:59 p.m.

The operation was conducted by PDEA-7 agents along with personnel of the Mabolo Police Station.

READ: Job order employee in Brgy. Mambaling caught with P34,000 ‘shabu’

After conducting a case buildup for three weeks, authorities arrested the subject of the operation, Rosemarie Romano, 46.

Romano works as a construction painter and is a resident of the barangay.

According to a report from PDEA-7, she is also tagged as a regional target-listed drug personality.

Operatives seized from the suspect 7 packs of suspected shabu weighing around 20 grams, It had an estimated average market value of P136,000.

READ: Brothers from Bohol nabbed with P68M shabu in Carreta buy-bust

In addition to this, they also confiscated a cellular phone from the suspect.

PDEA-7 spokesperson Leia Alcantara also relayed that Romano could dispose of 20 grams of drugs per week.

Authorities in Negros Oriental shut down a drug den allegedly operated by an auto electric technician as a result of a buy-bust operation in Barangay Poblacion, Sibulan on Tuesday evening,
March 5. | PDEA-7 Photo

A few hours later, PDEA-7 conducted another buy-bust operation in Sitio Campaclan, Barangay Poblacion, Sibulan in the province of Negros Oriental.

This was after they spent two weeks for the case buildup.

With the help of concerned citizens, law enforcers arrested three suspects at around 8:31 p.m. on Tuesday.

READ: 3 suspected drug traffickers yield P590,000 shabu in Rizal, Cavite

The alleged drug den maintainer was identified as 33-year-old Rubennie Furton, an auto electric technician.

Furton typically disposes of 25 grams of illegal drugs per week.

Also nabbed were Michael Frank Renacia, 33, an auto mechanic, and Rey Velez, 46, a fish vendor. Both men are accused of being visitors of the alleged drug den.

Operatives seized during the operation 11 packs of suspected shabu weighing around 10 grams and an estimated market value of P68,000.

They also confiscated a cellular phone and other drug paraphernalia from the suspect.

The pieces of drug evidence gathered from the two operations will be submitted to the laboratory for chemical analysis and proper disposition, stated PDEA-7.

As of this writing, all the suspects are in the custody of the authorities pending for the filing of appropriate charges against them in court.

According to the agency, Romano will be facing charges for possession and selling of dangerous drugs.

Meanwhile, charges for maintaining and visiting a drug den; possession of illegal drugs and paraphernalia; and selling drugs, are being readied against the suspects caught in Negros Oriental.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: Cebu City, Negros Oriental, PDEA-7, shabu

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.