In just a day, five persons had been arrested in four separate buy-bust operations in the towns.
At around 2 p.m. yesterday, elements of Clarin Police Station arrested the drug personality ranking 5thÂ in the priority targets in the town during a buy-bust operation in barangay Nahawan.
Police Inspector Fernando Peroramas, Clarin chief of police, identified the arrested person as one Jovanie Soliano- -also known as Pader- -a 35-year-old, resident of barangay Nahawan.
Peroramas said Soliano had already yielded to authorities earlier through Oplan Tokhang, but had been monitored to have â€œreturned to his usual illegal activity of selling illegal drugsâ€.
Soliano was caught handing a small sachet of shabu to the poseur-buyer in exchange of P200.
When the cops frisked him, the two 100-peso bills used as marked money was recovered from his possession along with three more small sachets of shabu.
The inventory was conducted at the police station in the presence of Gaspar Dangoy- -representing the Department of Justice, Barangay Kagawads Socorro Bustamante and Melchora Delgra.
The arrested person is now detained at the detention cell of Clarin Police Station, while the seized white crystalline substances were submitted to the PNP Crime Laboratory at Camp Dagohoy for examination and analysis.
At about two hours later, the anti-illegal drugs unit of Baclayon arrested on Ramon Gonzaga during a buy-bust operation in barangay Guiwanon.
During the operation, the police operatives recovered two small sachets of shabu from him, one of which was the one he handed to the poseur-buyer; the buy-bust money of P200; and aluminum tin foils.
In Inabanga earlier of the day, elements of the municipal police arrested two residents of barangay Nahawan, Clarin in a buy-bust operation in barangay U-og.
Police Senior Insp. Marcos Lopes of Inabanga Police Station identified the arrested persons as Christian Mejo, 36, who was the subject of the buy-bust, and Â his companion identified as Benedicto Lantafe, 32 years old.
At around 10 a.m.,Â Municipal Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (MAIDSOTG) of Lila Police Station, led by PInsp. Lito Rosales, arrested one Sisenando Lagrosa Jr. after confiscation of sachets of shabu during a raid in his residence in barangay Bonkokan Ilaya.
Lagrosa, 31, is also known as Dodot, married and jobless.
The raiding team seized eight small sachets of shabu with estimated value of P4,000 from his house.
The day before, at around 10:45 p.m., the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (CAIDSOTG) of Tagbilaran Police Station arrested a student in a buy-bust operation at CPG North Avenue, Cogon District.
PSupt. Nicomedes Olaivar Jr. identified the arrested person as one Vincent Millana, also known as Poloy, a 23-year-old resident of Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.
Aside from the sachet of shabu he handed to the poseur-buyer, the cops also confiscated from his possession, the 500-peso bill used as marked money, a medium-size sachet of shabu, and three more small sachets of shabu.