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PRO8 arrests 2 more “shabu” pushers

By RPCRD, Police Regional Office 8
March 12, 2013

CAMP SEC. KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – The Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) is up on its toes collaring high value targets in its watchlist as two more shabu pushers fell in the hands of police authorities as vendors of the popular illegal drugs continue to make their way into different jails in the region.

“The successful anti-illegal drugs operations were conducted as we confirmed the reports we are getting from members of the community,” said Police Chief Superintendent Elmer Ragadio Soria, Eastern Visayas police director, adding that the continued support from different sectors is a big boost in the anti-illegal drugs campaign.

The top police official informed that one Larry Dee Conato Gonzales, of Brgy Matin-Aw, Maasin City, was cornered with eleven sachets of shabu in a buy-bust operation at Espina Blvd, Tunga-Tunga, Maasin City by the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group of Southern Leyte Police Provincial Office (SLPPO-PAIDSOTG) led by PSInsp. Delfin Tan.

Gonzales was caught at around 10:30 p.m. on March 7 selling two small-sized, heat-sealed and transparent plastic sachets weighing more or less .04 grams of shabu for P1,000 to a police poseur-buyer.

The police further confiscated from the suspect’s possession 9 more small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu weighing more or less 1 gram with estimated market value of P4,500.00, the two P500.00 buy-bust money, one Cherry Mobile cellphone, one unit Kawasaki rouser 135ls motorcycle and cash amounting to P2,500.00.

Meanwhile, a joint operation at Brgy. Dawahon Island in Bato, Leyte conducted by a police team from Leyte Police Provincial Office under PSInsp. Jonathan Camacho and Bato Municipal Police Station led by PSInsp. Roger Octaviano on the evening of March 6 resulted in the arrest of one Rolecito Gudes alias Cito, a fisherman from said area, after selling one small sachet of shabu worth P500.00 to a poseur-buyer.

The team further recovered from the actual possession of Gudes two more small heat-sealed plastic sachets of shabu with an estimated street value of P1,000.00 and the P500.00 marked money.

Recovered illegal drugs were brought to the Regional Crime Laboratory 8 for quantitative examination while cases for violation of Section 5 and 11 (Sale and Possession of Dangerous Drugs, respectively) of Republic Act 9165 (The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) were filed separately on Monday against the Gonzales and Gudes by the arresting police units, Soria further informed.