A drug suspect included in the Loay police â€œtop tenâ€ watch list was apprehended in a raid conducted at Barangay Villalimpia in the said town yesterday afternoon.
Members of the Municpal Anti-Illegal Drugs Operation Task Group armed with a search warrant raided the residence of the alleged drug dealer, Christopher Villegas who had operations in almost all Loay barangays, police said.
Upon frisking Villegas, the authorities collected four grams of suspected shabu contained in five packets and are estimated to be worth P15,000.
According to operatives from the Loay Police Station, the suspectâ€™s house served as a market for drug buyers as his customers frequented his residence to purchase illegal drugs.
Villegas is said to be a part of a wanted drug lordâ€™s group operating in the area and authorities will go after the suspectâ€™s boss next, the Loay police added.
All barangays in the town of Loay were reportedly affected by drug activities, but the police said that now only four villages in the town have widespread illegal drug trade.
Meanwhile, the local police are still waiting for the go-signal of Superintendent Dennis Agustin, Bohol police chief, that would mark the start of their implementation of Oplan Tokhang (tok-tok hangyo or knock and persuade) in the town.
The local authorities including barangay officials of Loay are ready to carry out the said anti-illgeal drugs campaign, the police added. (with reports from Allen Doydora)