‘Dealer’ falls, yields P300K shabu in Tagbilaran bust

A man previously convicted of a drug charge was again arrested after he was allegedly caught in possession of P300,000 worth of shabu by intelligence officers of the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) in Tagbilaran City on Sunday morning.

The alleged drug dealer, Paul Christian Culpa, 24, was added to the growing list of nabbed suspects claiming that they made transactions with detainees at the Bohol District Jail (BDJ) who have connections outside the province that supply them with illegal drugs.

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Culpa claimed that his contact at the BDJ has connections reaching as far as the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City which has been controversial for being an alleged hotbed for illegal drug activities.

Police said that Culpa had recently entered into a plea bargaining agreement and pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge. He was released and ordered to undergo a drug rehabilitation program.

Before he could have his rehabilitation processed, he was arrested by police operatives of the Provincial Intelligence Branch near his residence in Barangay Mansasa, Tagbilaran City.

In a report, authorities indicated that Culpa was spotted selling illegal drugs at dawn on Sunday prompting operatives to set up a drug buy-bust operation against him.

He allegedly sold shabu worth P500 to a poseur-buyer and was immediately collared.

Police said that they found in his possession 20 more grams of suspected shabu which had an estimated street value of P300,000.

Culpa is now under the custody of the BPPO and is detained at Camp Dagohoy pending the filing of drug charges against him.

Earlier this month, police arrested one Glenda Adaptar, a suspected pimp, who was allegedly caught in possession of shabu worth P192,000 in an anti-drug operation in Dauis.

Adapatar claimed that she had been receiving drug supply through negotiations made with her son who is detained at the BDJ also for a drug charge. (W. Maestrado)



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