TACLOBAN CITY- One of this city’s top illegal drug pushers was arrested in a buy bust operation by the city police on Monday (July 18). Arrested by the members of the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Group (CAIDSOTG) of the Tacloban City police and the members of the Police Station 2 was Almer Nacario. Nacario, 31, was arrested by the joint elements in a buy bust operation in Barangay 37, this city at 2:20 pm. Seized from him were two plastic sachets containing suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and three pieces P100 bills used as marked money during the operation. The buy bust operation against Nacario, said to be the number 2 among the city’s notorious drug peddlers, was headed by Chief Inspector Steve Castillote, chief of the CAIDSOTG and Chief Inspector Rudy Conejo, head of the Police Station 2.
The buy bust operation targeting Nacario was made possible on the information relayed by an asset that the notorious drug pusher was in the area. The joint police elements immediately conducted their operation against Nacario. It was learned that the suspect did not heed “Operation Tokhang” of the police authorities for suspected drug users and pushers to voluntarily surrender. Nacario, a resident of Brgy.37 was operating his illegal drug trade at their village and nearby barangays, was immediately brought to the Tacloban city detention center as he was charged for selling illegal drugs. Under “Operation Tokhang,” which started on July 1, 485 drug users and pushers across Tacloban has voluntarily surrendered to the authorities, City Police Director S/Supt.Rolando Bade said.  “Operation Tokhang” is part of the campaign of the national government, carried out primarily by the Philippine National Police, seeking drug users and pushers to voluntarily surrender with the end aim of ending the country’s problem on illegal drugs. (LITO A. BAGUNAS)