Police after drug groups operating in Cebu province – official

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) continues to monitor other possible drug groups operating in Cebu province. Police Lieutenant Colonel Mark Gifter Sucalit, deputy director for operation of the CPPO, said this after…

No new illegal drug protector in Central Visayas – PDEA-7

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/02/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An official of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas said there is no new identified and monitored drug protector in the region. John Mark Malibiran, assistant regional director of the Philippine…

Woman nabbed with ‘shabu’ worth P170K in Talisay drug-bust

Vhenna Maria Mantilla 03/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Talisay City police on Saturday, March 26, arrested a female drug personality with 25 grams of suspected shabu worth P170,000 in an early morning buy-bust operation. Police identified the suspect as Marilou Tabar,…

Woman caught with P6.8M worth of ‘shabu’ in Mandaue City

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police continue to track down the possible drug supplier/s of a 43-year-old woman who was caught with P6.8 million worth of ‘shabu’ in Barangay Alang-Alang in Mandaue City on Saturday dawn, February 12,…

Drug personalities now more innovative, clever – police

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A police official here admitted that drug personalities are now more ‘innovative’ and ‘careful’ in their transactions, which has caused growing concern on the part of the authorities. Police Major Alejandro Batobalonos,  in…

Cebu City cops expect more drugs during Christmas, New Year, and Sinulog 2022

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 12/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City policemen are expecting a deluge of illegal drugs in Cebu City, especially during Christmas, New Year, and Sinulog 2022. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the Cebu…

PDEA-7 intensifies random K9 inspections in piers, airports, warehouses

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) intensifies random K9 inspections to interdict the possible illegal drug trade in mails and parcels in the region. Leiah Albiar, spokesperson of PDEA-7, said that these inspections…

Asturias bust: P816 shabu sends former female inmate back to jail

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 05/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It only took nearly five months after being released from jail and P816 worth of suspected shabu to send a former female inmate back to prison. This after police caught Gretchen Ortega, 32,…

Espenido: I was ashamed and embarrassed to be included in the President’s narco list

Alven Marie A. Timtim 02/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Na uwaw ko at first gyud (I was ashamed at first). ” This was the revelation of controversial Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido to Cebu reporters in an interview during his short visit…

P340-K worth of illegal drugs seized from 17-year-old boy

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 17-year-old boy was the target of a buy-bust operation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) at Lower Kawayan, Barangay Sambag 2 around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November…

Government employee shot dead in broad daylight

Florence Baesa 11/07/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY — Two unidentified assailants on board a motorcycle shot to death a government employee, who is under probation for drug charges, in Sitio Panambalon, Barangay Binohan in Bais City at 11:36 a.m. on Wednesday, November…

2 drug pushers nabbed in Mandaue City raid

Norman V. Mendoza 11/05/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Police arrested on Tuesday, November 5, two drug pushers in two separate anti-drug operations in Barangay Canduman. Authorities from Canduman Police Station arrested Verland Mangas, 32, a resident of Purok Bombil of the…

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