A high-profile police operation crippled a crime syndicate operating in Dauis and Panglao after its leader fell in the hands of authorities following a drug raid in Barangay Biking, Dauis.
Teams from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Provincial Intelligence Branch/SWAT, Dauis Police Station, Maritime Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency recovered four big packs of shabu with estimated weight of 15 grams and valued at P95,000 from the raid at 6:15 a.m. on October 9 in the residence of the crime groupâ€™s leader in Biking, Dauis.
Police identified the arrested crime group leader as one Romeo Hontucan who allegedly leads the Hontucan Group, a newly-discovered crime group that has been into illegal drugs trade, theft and robbery and cattle rustling in Panglao and Dauis.
In another operation in President Carlos P. Garcia, the municipal police team arrested oneÂ Eduardo Garcia, a 22-year-old resident of Barangay Tugnao during a buy-bust operation at around 9 a.m. on October 10 at Purok 5 in Barangay Pitogo.
The police team led by Police Inspector Erano Regidor conducted the buy-bust operation confiscated the sachet of shabu and the 500-peso-bill used as marked money during the operation.
During the incidental search that followed, the police team found four more small sachets of shabu placed in an empty matchbox, a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver with 2 live ammunitions from the possession of Regidor.
In an earlier operation in Getafe, the police also arrested armed suspected drug runner during a buy-bust operation.
Personnel of the Provincial Public Safety Company, the PIB and the Getafe Police Station arrested one Mandet Torregosa, also known as Oya, a 32-year-old resident of barangay Campao Oriental during the buy-bust operation at around 6:45 a.m. on October 8.
Aside from the sachet of shabu and the 500-peso bill used as marked money, the police team also confiscated a medium-size sachet of shabu; a .45 caliber pistol with marking—â€œGold Cupâ€, a magazine in it, and ammunitions; and a 9mm pistol with magazine and ammunitions in it.