ORMOC CITY- Two alleged drug suspects were arrested by the operatives of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) of this city in a separate operation on Thursday (January 11).
First to fall was Ian Kim Sia, 35 and a resident of Barangay Dama de Noche where he was arrested during a buy-bust operation that netted in the confiscation of a sachet of suspected shabu.
Chief Insp. Joseph Joevel Young, CDEU chief, said a confidential informant arranged the transaction with Sia and a police-poseur buyer bought a small sachet of suspected shabu worth P500 along the national highway near the suspect’s residence around 3 p.m.
Incidentally, Brgy. Dama de Noche was earlier declared as a drug-cleared village.
Also arrested was Freddie Ariño, 36, single, jobless and residing in Barangay Alegria, also of this city, who Sia said where he gets his supply of the prohibited substance.
In a body search at the Police Station 1, the operatives confiscated the bust money worth P500 from Sia. The suspect admitted he owned the small sachet of suspected drug the police bought from him.
Ariño also confirmed owning the one sachet of illegal drug seized from his pocket in a procedural body search which he said worth P1,500.
He even expressed coordination with the police by revealing names of his alleged drug sources but refused to divulge the names of various personalities who delivered shabu to him.
An inquest proceeding was prepared against the two suspects for violation of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Meantime, Station Police I Supt. Reynaldo Torlao said that there is ‘big fish’ who are engaging in the illegal drugs in the city.
However, there was a resurgence of illegal drug activity when drug operations were solely assigned to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.