cdn mobile

Minglanilla drug bust: Security guard, construction worker nabbed with P3.4M ‘shabu’

By: Emmariel Ares - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | April 04,2024 - 05:29 PM

A security guard and a construction worker, who are allegedly moonlighting as drug pushers, were nabbed during a buy-bust operation in Minglanilla, Cebu on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. | Minglanilla Police Station FB Photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A security guard and a construction worker, who moonlight as drug peddlers, were caught with suspected shabu worth P3.4 million during a buy-bust operation in Minglanilla, Cebu on Tuesday evening, April 2, 2024.

The suspects were identified as Selfred Pojio Silva aka “Odo”, 48, a security guard; and Elmer Morales Bucog, 47, a construction worker. 


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

Mandaue drug bust: P476,000 ‘shabu’ seized from HVI

Cebu City buy-bust: Over P12M ‘shabu’ seized from 2 HVIs

Silva is a resident of Purok Magbanwa, Brgy. Polpogan 2, Consolacion town while Bucog lives in Purok Campo Drive, Brgy. Inayawan, Cebu City.

Authorities described Silva as a high-value individual in the provincial level and Bucog as a street-level pusher.

The anti-illegal drugs operation was conducted at Purok Tugas, Brgy. Ward 2, Minglanilla, Cebu at 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday. 

A police report revealed that the suspects were caught in the act selling illegal drugs after a poseur-buyer set them up.

Special Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) personnel of the Minglanilla Police Station confiscated from Silva three medium and five large plastic packs of suspected shabu.


Shabu, marijuana worth P18.7-M seized in Calabarzon in March

Ex-con caught with P6.8M ‘shabu’ in Cebu City buy-bust

Meanwhile, three medium packs of drugs were seized from Bucog.

According to the report, the seized pieces of drug evidence had an estimated weight of 501 grams and a Standard Drug Price (SDP) of P3,406,800.

The Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) said in a statement that the suspects were apprehended by authorities after they received multiple reports about their activities.

This lead to the conduct of a monitoring of their illegal activities in Minglanilla and neighboring towns. 

The two men were allegedly selling drugs to their customers in the town.

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

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: construction worker, security guard, 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.