Another suspected â€œbig-time drug pushersâ€ end up in the hands of law enforcers after a raid in their residence in Barangay Tabajan, Guindulman yielded a score of shabu.
A team from the Guindulman police station, led by the officer-in-charge, SPO4 Teofanes Olaso, swooped down the house occupied by a certain Jennie Amora, also known as Baday, and her live-in partner, Ronil Tapales, also known as Adoado, at sitio Punta in Barangay Tabajan, Guindulman.
Olasoâ€™s team included SPO1 Leonard Efondo, PO2 Paulo Galarido, PO2 Michael Pelias, PO2 AldrinAsilo, PO1 MelchorLicot, PO1 Joel Bayron, PO1 ArnelMedrina and PO1 Rey Jay Tinampay.
The police team conducted the raidÂ at around 8 p.m. on September 14Â based on a search warrant issued by Executive Judge Dionisio Calibo Jr. of the Regional Trial Court Branch 50 in Loay, and in coordination with the Bohol team of the regional office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-7.
During the raid, the police team found three big heat-sealed sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu inside the house allegedly under the control of Amora and Tapales.
Other seized items from their house included an improvised tooter, an improvised scoop, a strip of aluminum tin foil, three assorted lighters, an improvised bamboo clip, a red coin purse used as container of the suspected shabu powder, a digital video recorder with accessories and cash amounting to P24,950 believed to be proceeds of their illegal business.
Aside from Amora and Tapales, the subjects of the search, the police team also arrested a certain Daniel Jon Nalugon, resident of Barangay San Pedro in Duero.
Nalugon attempted to escape from the house and upon conducting body search, the police team found in his possession, two small heat-sealed sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu.
Olaso said the raid was conducted in an orderly and peaceful manner with strict observance of Rule 126 of the New Rules on Criminal Procedure and proper inventory of the seized items was conducted in the raided residence in the presence of Tabajan Barangay Captain Romeo Cellacay and Tabajan Barangau Kagawad Alleth Quiapo and Yknot Deloso—who represented the media.
The arrested persons were brought to the Guindulman municipal police station for proper custody and further documentation while appropriate case has been prepared for filling before the Provincial Prosecutorâ€™s Office.
Former Guindulman chief of police and now Panglao chief of police, PSInsp. Joemar Pomarejos, tagged Barangay Tabajan as a drug haven in the town.
The Provincial Intelligence Branch of the Bohol Police Provincial Office still has a long list of big-time drug pushers.
However, tagged â€œbig-time drug pushersâ€ had been killed recently before the police could undertake the arrest the legal way.
The recent father-and-son slays in Clarin and Sagbayan fueled the suspicions that vigilante have been ahead of the police forces.
The son was killed in the evening of August 16 in Clarin, and the fatherâ€™s slay followed in the evening of September 10 in Sagbayan.
The Sagbayan police station received a report in the evening on September 10 about shooting incident in Barangay San Agustin, Sagbayan and the responding police team found the body of 63-year-old Dominador Arcales Sr. along the national road in the town, about 75 meters from the corner of Sagbayan Peak.
In the initial investigation, it was found that Arcales was a resident of Barangya Bacani, Clarin.
The responding police team found him lying on the road side beside his Honda Wave motorcycle.
The Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) found five 9mm. fired cartridges and one fired slug.
Also recovered from the possession of the victim was a .45 caliber pistol with markings Colt M1911A1 Government Model, United States Property with serial number 263154, and a magazine assembly with four live cartridges and one live cartridge chamber load.
According to the SOCO, the firearm was still tucked in the victimâ€™s waist then.
Dr. Dewy Demandante, municipal health officer of Sagbayan found six gunshot wounds in the victimâ€™s head, two gunshot wounds on his back (close to the neck) and three gunshot wounds on his right arm that caused his instantaneous death.
According to investigators, the victim was traveling from Poblacion, Sagbayan and was heading home to Bacani, Clarin when the incident happened.
Earlier at around 8 p.m. onÂ August 26, the victimâ€™s son, Dominador Jr.—also known as Jay-R—23 years old and jobless, was also shot in
Barangay Bacani, Clarin three men onboard two Honda XRM motorcycles using .45 caliber and 9mm pistols.
Dominador Jr. sustained four gunshot wounds in the chest and two gunshot wounds on the right arm—in the portion near the wrist.
He was brought to Clarin Community Hospital, but the attending physician pronounced him dead on arrival.
The SOCO recovered five empty shells of .45 caliber and five shells of 9mm and two fired slugs of 9mm.