Suspected drug runners victimizing students fell in the hands of authorities as the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) took another swipe at the underground illegal drugs trade in the city.
In a separate incident, a jail officer in Talibon caught a widow trying to sneak a sachet of shabu while visiting an inmate.
In Tagbilaran City, the arrest of two suspected drug pushers came following an intelligence report about two persons involved in peddling shabu to students of Holy Spirit School and Philippine Martime Institute (PMI).
Acting on the classified information, the Bohol team of the NBI conducted a series of surveillance and test-buy operations.
In the afternoon of March 3, 2016 in the afternoon, the NBI team conducted a buy-bust operation along Visarra St. in Poblacion 2 that resulted to the arrest of Alberto Dahab Jr., and his alleged accomplice, Benedicto Olaso III.
The NBI team recovered two sachets of shabu and the 500-peso bill used as marked money from Dahab during the buy-bust and three more sachets from his possession when frisking him.
Other items seized included a weighing scale, four lighters, two tooters, assorted drug paraphernalia, a steel clip, and two cellular phones.
Meanwhile, last Sunday, JO2 Mario Autentico of Talibon District Jail reported to the Municipal Police Station that JO1 Cesar Garcia, the gate jail officer on duty recovered a sachet of shabu from the possession of a woman visiting an inmate.
The jail officers identified the woman as Necitas Paredes, a widow and a resident of Tagbilaran City.
According to the report, Paredes hid the sachet of shabu on the top clip cover of the plastic food container which she was carrying when visiting the inmate, Ariel Fernandez, at around 2:20 p.m. on March 6.
Garcia discovered it while conducting a thorough inspection of the belongings of the visitor at the search area of the jail as part of security measures and standard operating procedure.
The gate jail officer on duty arrested the woman.
The Municipal Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (MAIDSOTG) headed by SPO2 Crisanto Bonghanoy Jr., accompanied by PO3 Bernabe Ortega, PO3 Wendell Evardo, PO3 Luigi Gabisan, PO1 Fritz Subrio and PO1 Henry Estillore assisted Garcia during the conduct of the inventory which was initiated at the immediate searching area inside the jail.
The inventory was witnessed by a representative of the media, and a barangay kagawad of San Jose, Talibon.