TACLOBAN CITY- Series of anti-drug operations conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) resulted to the arrest of drug personalities, one was an employee of the Department of Health here in the region.
Arrested by the PDEA during the March 12 and 13 sting operations were five individuals which resulted to the seizure of methamphetamine or shabu of over P4,000.
Among the arrested drug personality was Caesar Jim Obillo,34, radiologic technologist connected at the Schistomiasis Center which is under the supervision of the DOH.
Confiscated from the suspect, together with his cohort Randy Borja,25, a pedicab driver, were two sachets of shabu valued at P4,000.
Also arrested by the PDEA during their operations were Melbert Labarda,35; Israel Manzanares,43 and Billy Celmar, all working as tricycle drivers in Tacloban City.
The five accused are to be charged for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of RA 9165, while Borja will be charged for violation of Section 5 of R.A. 9165.
The suspects are now temporarily detained at PDEA Detention Facility while waiting for their confinement order. (PR)