arrests 2 more “shabu” pushers
By RPCRD, Police Regional
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.