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Lapu-Lapu buy-bust: HVI nabbed with P7.5M shabu

By: Futch Anthony Inso - CDN Digital Correspondent | March 31,2024 - 07:19 PM

Lapu-Lapu buy-bust

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LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu- A high-value individual (HVI) was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Lawis, Barangay Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City on Black Saturday, March 30.

Police identified that drug suspect as Bryan Torrefranca Bolante, who is also known for his aliases ‘Bi-an or Bayan.’

Bolante, 20, works as a construction worker and is from the mountain barangay of Toong in Cebu City.

READ: Lapu-Lapu drug bust: HVI from Cebu City nabbed with P5.27M shabu

Lapu-Lapu police confiscated 1,100 grams of suspected shabu worth P7.480 million from Bolante’s possession during the buy-bust operation.

They also recovered a backpack; the boodle money amounting to P50,000; P200 cash; and a cellular phone.

READ: Illegal drugs worth P7M confiscated from HVI in Lapu-Lapu City buy-bust

In an interview with DYSS Super Radyo GMA, Bolante said that he was just asked to deliver a package for a P1, 000 fee.

He, however, admitted that he was well aware that he was transporting illegal drugs.

READ: Shabu worth P20.4M seized in Lapu-Lapu drug bust

Moreover, Bolante said it was his first time to get involved in the illegal drug trade, but he no longer provided additional information.

The buy-bust operation on Saturday was a joint initiative of the City Intelligence Unit (CIU) and City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO).

Bolante is currently at the detention facility of LCPO while police prepare for the filing of complaints against him.

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