Woman, man nabbed for drugs in Tagbilaran lodge

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Woman, man nabbed for drugs in Tagbilaran lodge

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Luela Cuyacat and John Painagan were arrested inside a lodge along M. Torralba Street in Tagbilaran City at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Operatives of the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) on Thursday afternoon arrested a man and a woman inside a lodge in Tagbilaran City for alleged sale of illegal drugs.

According to Sr. Insp. Romar Labasbas of the BPPO Provincial Intelligence Branch, both persons were caught in possession of 50 grams of shabu with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board value of P340,000.

Police identified the arrested suspects as Luela Cuyacat, 33, a married resident of Totolan, Dauis and John Painagan, 20, a single resident of Villaarcayo, Carmen.

Labasbas said that a poseur-buyer was able to buy shabu worth P25,000 from Cuyacat and Painagan inside the lodge along M. Torralba Street in Tagbilaran.

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However, both suspects claimed that the drugs were only left with them by a person who they did not identify.

Both are now under the custody of the BPPO pending the filing of charges against them for sale and possession of illegal drugs. (W. Maestrado)

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