TACLOBAN CITY- The Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO) has conducted series of buy-bust operations last August 22 which resulted in the apprehension of five suspected drug pushers.­
The operations, carried by Tacloban City Police Stations 1 and 2, resulted in the arrest of Marivic Millano Castro, 24; Antonio Bagaporo, 37; Luisito Dila, 40; Rickson Camacal, 37; and Richard Dichosa, 29.
All were caught in the act selling the prohibited methamphetamine or shabu to police assets.
Castro and Bagaporo were arrested during the operation in Barangay 62, Sagkahan, at around 12:00 midnight.
The suspects were caught with two heat-sealed sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated amount of P1,000 and a P300 marked money used during the operation.
This was followed by another operation in Brgy. 62-A, which is just a block away from the earlier mentioned barangay, early morning of that day.
Apprehended in this operation were Dila and Camacal, who were caught in the possession of three sachets of shabu which is estimated to amount P1,500 and a P500 marked money.
The Tacloban Police Station 2 also conducted a buy-bust operation that same day in Brgy. 66, Paseo de Legaspi at around 11:30 pm.
Caught in the act was Dichosa who was in possession of a sachet of shabu valued at P1,000 and a marked money amounting P500.
The suspects are now in custody of the police and will be charged for selling and possession of prohibited drugs. (MARWAH JAILANI, LNU Student Intern)