ORMOC CITY- A female job order worker of the city government and three others were arrested by police operatives for using illegal substance, methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu.”
Arrested by the members of the  Intelligence-Anti Illegal Drugs and Special Operatives Task Force(Intel-AIDSOTF) on March 16 at this city’s District I were  Anita Sarabia, 59, job order employee of the City Hall;  Julieta Salvame, 39, native product vendor; Glenn Arroyo, 41, fish vendor and Rodel Toroctocon, a lender collector.
Seized from them were several plastic sachets with powder residue believed to be shabu and several drug paraphernalia.
The suspects, who were playing cards during their arrest, denied that they were involved in illegal drug peddling or using shabu.
SPO1 Dexter Capuyan, leader of the arresting team, said the warrant issued by Judge Clinton Nuevo, presiding judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 12,had one “Ugis” as the subject.
Ugis was later identified as Remegio Sarabia, Anita’s husband, a carpenter who was out during the search.
Salvame and Arroyo admitted being drug “users” but denied they “used” prior the raid.
The search was witnessed by the representative from the Department of Justice, village officials and members of the media.
Sarabia was charged for violation of sections 6 and 12 of Article 2 of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 while Salvame, Arroyo and Toroctocon were charged for visiting a drug den. (ELVIE ROMAN ROA)