TACLOBAN CITY-Anti-drug elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA 8)-Tacloban City Office, TCPO PS2 and CIB arrested another newly-identified drug personality during the conduct of a buy-bust operation in Barangay 86, San Jose, this city, on July 13, 2018 at around 4:30 pm.
In a report submitted to PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino, elements of PDEA RO8-Tacloban City Office under Director Edgar T. Jubay, TCPO PS2 and CIB identified the suspect as Renato Lavinia, alias “Jun”, 43, married, driver, and a resident of Brgy. 86 San Jose, this city.
Purchased and confiscated during the said operation were seven pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu weighing more or less 25.0 grams with an estimated market value of P170,000 and various drug paraphernalia.
Lavinia will be facing charges for violations of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 12 (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia), Article II of RA 9165.
The suspect is now temporarily detained at Tacloban Police station 2 lock-up facility. (PR)