TACLOBAN CITY- Nine individuals were arrested in this city after members of the Tacloban city police conducted series of buy-bust operations.
The sting operations by the city police also resulted for the confiscation of sachets of methamphetamine of shabu valued at more than P45,000.
Arrested during the November 12,14 and 15 operations were Ronald Pagayanan,35; Norman Mendova,41; Salvador Peñaranda, 43; Marco Tan, 28; Cherryl Atillo, 39; Jaime Projemo, 44; Joel Abarsosa, 28; Rodolfo Ortega, 53 and Keith Allan Homeres, 34.
The biggest haul of shabu that were confiscated came from the group of Atillo, Projemo, Abarsosa and Tan, who earlier surrendered under Oplan Tokhang.
The operatives seized nine sachets of shabu worth P30,000. The suspects were arrested on Nov.14 in Barangay 83, San Jose district.
Meantime, shabu worth P15,000 were seized during the arrest of Pagayanan in Brgy. 110, Utap district on Nov.12.
All suspects were charged for possession and selling the illicit drugs and now confined at the Tacloban city police custodial facility.
The operations conducted by the Tacloban city police under the supervision of police Director Supt. Rolando Bade in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency. (PR)