TACLOBAN CITY- The campaign of the city police to stamp out the proliferation of illegal drugs here continues to gain headway.
In separate buy-bust operations on January 10, six individuals were arrested by the members of the city anti-illegal drug special operation task group led by Chief Inspector Steve Castillote which resulted to the seizure of metamphetamine or shabu with a combined street value of P100,000.
Arrested during the 4 pm operation at Barangay 37, Reclamation Area were Joel Abuda,43; Jet Malquisto,26 and Jeffrey Alcaraz,35.
Confiscated from the suspects were five sachets of white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with street worth of P50,000 and three pieces of P100 bills.
And half-hour later, another buy-bust operation at Brgy.91, Abucay district, resulted to the arrest of Jovy Jacobe,29; Eduardo Jabulan,44 and Jenny Rose Abuda,23.
Seized from the suspects were seven sachets believed to contain shabu with street value of P50,000 and two pieces of P100 bills.
Confiscated pieces of drug evidence were turned over to the Regional Crime Laboratory Office (RCLO8) for qualitative and quantitative analysis while the other pieces of non-drug evidence were turned over to evidence custodian of the Tacloban City Police Office.
The six arrested suspects are now under the custody of Police Station 2 Custodial Facility while cases for violation of Sections 5 and 11of RA 9165 are being prepared for filing before the City Prosecutor’s Office.
The operation was conducted in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-8 under the supervision of S/Supt. Rolando V. Bade, acting city police director. (PR)