TACLOBAN CITY- One of the city’s high value target on drug watch was arrested by police authorities together with his live-in partner during a buy-bust operation.
Arrested was Sherwin Costibolo, 37, during a sting operation Tuesday (Oct.11) at around 3:30 pm in Barangay 91, Abucay district, this city.
Also arrested was Costibolo’s live-in partner, Vida Sorayda Omlang.
Seized from the two suspects were six pieces of medium size heat sealed transparent sachet containing suspected shabu, one unit Cherry Mobile cellular phone and three pieces of P100 bills being used as marked money.
Both suspects were listed as high value targets (HVTs) level 2 being Sub-Leaders of Quintana Group by the Tacloban City Police Station.
Confiscated pieces of drug evidence were turned over to the Regional Crime Laboratory Office (RCLO8) for qualitative and quantitative analysis while the pieces of non-drug evidence were turned over to TCPO evidence custodian.
Suspects are now under the custody of TCPO custodial facility while cases for violation of sections 5 & 11 of RA 9165 are being prepared for filing before the City Prosecutor’s Office.
The operation was conducted in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 8 under the supervision of S/Supt.Rolando Bade, acting city director of Tacloban City Police Office. (PR)