Law enforcers stirred up the hornetâ€™s nest further with the arrest of another suspected â€œshabu queenâ€, this time, in Ubay town.
After the arrest ofÂ Maida Quimson-Jabines who yielded 2.2 kilos of shabu in a raid in Tagbilaran City on April 22, the arrest of Brenda Taghoy followed on April 25 in Ubay.
Taghoy yielded 138 sachets of shabu when frisked right after a buy-bust operation at around 10:30 p.m. on Monday at Purok 3 in barangay Sinandigan, Ubay.
The Municipal Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (MAIDSOTG) of Ubay, led by Police Senior Inspector Joseph Berondo, had been tracking Taghoyâ€™s activities Taghoy for a while already and finally found an opportunity to conduct the buy-bust operation on Monday evening.
Berondo said Taghoy is a 35-year-old jobless resident ofÂ Purok 3 in barangay Sinandigan, Ubay where she has a live-in partner.
Taghoy only managed to finish elementary school, Berondo added.
In coordination with the Bohol team of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the MAIDSOTG confiscated one sachet of shabu that Taghoy handed to the poseur-buyer for P200.
The cops also confiscated the 200-peso bill marked money, 138 more sachets of shabu placed her sling bag, and a Cherry Mobile cellphone.
The inventory was conducted in the presence of Sinandigan, Barangay Captain Jimmy Dabalos, Barangay Kagawad Celso Bacalso, Barangay Kagawad Wenceslao Reyes, and a representative of the media.
Taghoy is the second woman arrested for drugs just this month in the successive police operations against illegal drugs.
A team from theÂ Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) of the Bohol Police Provincial OfficeÂ arrestedÂ Maida Quimson-Jabines and her nephew,Â Daryl Louie Quimson, along with three men during a raidÂ near the Dagohoy Lodge Masonic CemeteryÂ at J.A. Clarin St. in barangay Cogon, Tagbilaran City.
Quimson managed to flee when law enforcers swooped down his residence in Poblacion, Sierra-Bullones earlier in the afternoon last Friday only to be arrested at the house where his aunt was staying in Tagbilaran City later in the same afternoon.
JabinesÂ yielded nine medium-size packs, and a smaller pack containing shabu—all estimated to weigh 2.2 kilos;Â one digital weighing scale,Â anÂ improvised metal sealer,two pairs of scissors, a transparent plastic box, one roll of aluminum tin foil, four disposable lighter,Â a steel safety vault, and a Toyota Fortuner SUV with plate number ZEC 843.
The PIB team also arrested the owner of the house where Jabines was staying, one James Bongalos.
Bongalos yielded a KG9 submachine gun bearing the serial number 121034 with a magazine loaded with five 9mm live ammunitions, and a medium-size pack of shabu with estimated weight of 25 grams.
Quimson yielded an unregistered Black Widow 9mm revolver, five live ammunitions of 9mm and a medium-size pack of shabu with estimated weight of 25 grams.
Also arrested were a certain Ruel Vitor, who yielded an unregistered caliber 22 pistol, a caliber 22 steel magazine with three live ammunitions; and a certain Rosulo Pamaong Jr. who yielded a caliber 38 revolver with serial number 777481, three live ammunitions and one medium pack of shabu estimated to weigh 25 grams.
All the packs of shabu confiscated during the raid were estimated to weigh a total of 2.275 kilos with estimated value of around P25.9 million.
The police team of Sierra-Bullones earlier that afternoon confiscated 16 small heat-sealed plastic sachets shabu, one medium-size heat-sealed plastic sachet containing shabu, a matchbox, three live ammunitions of unknown caliber, three empty shells of unidentified caliber, a live ammunition of caliber .38, a caliber .38 revolver, a black leather wallet, and a pack of assorted drug paraphernalia inside the house of Quimson.
In Tagbilaran City yesterday, at around 8:30 a.m., the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group from region 7, led by Police Chief Inspector Teodoro Santos, arrested another high-profile drug personality during a buy-bust operation at Upper Sto. NiÃ±o in barangay Dao.
The police team from Tagbilaran City, joining the CIDG team, identified the arrested person as one Angelo Bautista.
Bautista yielded one big pack of shabu and one medium-size plastic pack of shabu with estimated weight of 30 grams.
Santos estimated the street value of the packs of shabu confiscated from Bautista at P330,000.
The police team also confiscated assorted drug paraphernalia from Bautista during the operation.
In Mabini on April 23, at around 7:55 a.m., the MAIDSOTG arrested one Nelson Ayop, a 20-year-old jobless resident of Purok 6 in barangay Poblacion 2 during a buy-bust operation led by Police Senior Inspector Vincent Paul Dumaguing.
During the operation conducted in Poblacion 2, Mabini, Ayop handed a small sachet of shabu to the poseur-buyer for P200.
Dumaguing said Ayop placed the sachet of shabu inside a rolled candy wrapper with one small rolled cut tin foil.
PO1 Procopio Duca, the designated back-up, recovered one medium-size transparent cellophane containing four small heat-sealed sachets of shabu, and the marked money from the possession of Ayop during the conduct of search incidental to a valid arrest.