After the arrest of a suspected drug queen, her runner followed in the hands of authorities days after.
A sustained police surveillance on suspected drug pushers ended with the arrest of Jojo Membreve in a police drug operation that took place 9:30 this morning yesterday, May 2, at J. Borja St., Barangay Poblacion ll, Tagbilaran City Tagged by police intelligence as part of a drug syndicate operating in the province, Membreve is known to have close ties with alleged â€œdrug queenâ€ Maida Jabines who is now detained at the Bohol Provincial Police Office detention facility in Camp Dagohol, Tagbilaran City.
Jabines was arrested following a successful drug operation that led to the seizure of more than two kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of P29 million.
According to initial police reports, Membreve who broke ties with Jabines and went solo was arrested on the strength of a search warrant issued by Branch 47 Executive Judge Suceso Arcamo.
Caught in a room with 5 small packs of suspected shabu estimated to weight at seven grams, Membreve did not resist arrest.
Membreve who hails from Buenavista, Bohol was arrested in one of the rooms in a house reportedly owned by a certain Lucrino Estorosa who could not tell the police the circumstances of the presence of the drug suspect in his house. Police authorities are now undergoing a deeper probe on Membreveâ€™s drug operations which police believes involved a bigger syndicate since Membreve has been suspected of supplying shabu to the neighboring towns of the city.
Meanwhile, another drug personality was arrested in Inabanga on Sunday while attention was on the Saulog streetdancing festival in Tagbilaran City.
A team from Inabanga Police Station, led by Senior Inspector Rolando Antipolo, arrested one Nilo Lapena in a buy-bust operation in barangay San Jose.
Lapena yielded nine sachets of shabu weighing 1.06 grams with estimated value of P1,800.
The police team also recovered cash amounting to P400 from Lapena, believed to be proceeds from sale of shabu.