Two other big time drug dealers fall in Cebu City
A father and son tandem, who are both reportedly level one drug pushers, and their alleged runner were arrested in possession of over half a million pesos’s worth of shabu in a drug bust by members of the Cebu Cebu City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (CAIDSOTF) in Sitio Mahayahay of Barangay Calamba at 2 p.m. on Thursday.
Senior Insp. Eunil Avergonzado, chief of CAIDSOTF, said the subject of the operation was Samuel Villanueva Jr., who is in his 20s.
A police operative pretended to buy a pack of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) worth P200 outside the target’s house and when the transaction was consummated, other police operatives immediately arrested him. Several packs of shabu were seized from him.
But during the operation, Villanueva’s father, Samuel Entoma Villanueva Sr., and alleged runner Dexter Calderon Manatad were also in the area.
Avergonzado said Samuel Sr. had a pending warrant of arrest for possession of illegal drugs. Seized from Samuel Sr. were 3 medium packs of shabu while Manatad was found to have two small packs of shabu.
In all, Avergonzado said they seized a total of 24 packs of shabu (1 large pack, 3 medium packs and 20 small packs) weighing 45 grams, which was worth P530,000.
Avergonzado said the father and son were level one pushers who could dispose 500 grams to one kilo or more shabu in a week. They operated in Barangay Calamba, A. Lopez and Barangay Labangon, he said.
Avergonzado said they conducted surveillance operation for three weeks before the actual operation.
“Kining anak idlas kaayo ni, panagsa ra ni moabot diha sa ila (The son has been extremely elusive. He seldom returned home),” Avergonzado said.
The suspects were detained at the Cebu City Police Office stockade pending the filing of appropriate anti-drug charges against them.
Mayor-elect Tomas Osmeña, who first announced the arrest of the three suspects on his Facebook page, said the police action came after the residents of Calamba and A. Lopez complained about the drug problem in their area.
“Another high-level drug distributor is down,” Osmeña posted.
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