Ex-cop dismissed for drugs nabbed in cemetery buy-bust

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A former policeman who was dismissed from the service for failing drug tests six years ago was arrested on Monday in a buy-bust operation inside the Dampas Catholic Cemetery in Tagbilaran CIty.

Police identified the suspect as Tharek Teofisto Cabagnot III, a 42-year-old resident of Miguel Parras Extension, Barangay Mansasa, Tagbilaran CIty.

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Cabagnot was arrested by anti-narcotics units of the Tagbilaran City police at 12:20 p.m. after allegedly selling illegal drugs to poseur-buyer and yielding shabu contained in two packets.

According to SPO4 Yolando Bagotchay, chief of the City Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operations Task Group, Cabagnot was a member of the Bohol police Provincial Mobile Group and the Sevilla Police Station.

Bagotchay said that Cabagbot was also previously arrested for involvement in illegal drug activities.

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Cabagnot who did not surrender under Oplan Tokhang will be charged for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Rey Tutas)

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