P11 million ‘shabu’ siezed in Tagbilaran drug raid

Police operatives allegedly seized 935 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of P11 million from Jospeh Alburadora during a raid at his residence in Barangay Mansasa, Tagbilaran City at 8 p.m.on Wednesday.

Bohol Provincial Police Office intelligence officers on Wednesday night seized in Tagbilaran City shabu worth P11 million, the largest drug haul confiscated in a single operation in the province since May, 2017.

The massive haul of suspected methamphetamine, weighing 935 grams, was confiscated from one Joseph Alburadora through a BPPO Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB)-led raid at his residence along CPG East Ave. in Barangay Mansasa.

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The shabu, contained in 36 large packs and 17 medium-sized packs, were found by the raiding team, which was armed with a search warrant, inside a knapsack beside Alburadora’s refrigerator at his residence.

According to Sr. Insp. Romar Labasbas of the PIB, they were not expecting to seize such a large amount from Alburadora who was fingered by apprehended alleged drug dealers Geoffrey Silao and Paul Christian Culpa as their drug source.

Alburadora was only elevated to a high-value-target status after police discovered the drug haul, Labasbas said.

Police also noted that one Jojo Aguilar, a Bohol District Jail detainee, was supervising Alburadora’s drug operations.

However, Alburadora reportedly has been giving police conflicting statements on where he sourced the massive drug stash.

The shabu haul from Alburadora was the largest amount of illegal drugs seized in a single operation since police confiscated P18 million worth of shabu from Teofilo Tampus in Clarin town in May 6,2017.  (W. Maestrado)



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