Three drug suspects, one of them armed, were caught in possession of suspected shabu weighing 16 grams with an estimated street value of P188,800 in buy-bust operation in Brgy. Taloto Tagbilaran City.
According to Police Chief Insp. Rolando Antipolo, team leader of the responding Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) unit, the buy-bust was set up for alleged street-level pusher Ricardo Baricuatro, 23, and a resident of Sitio Tonggo of the said barangay.
Baricuatro reportedly ran from police operatives as they converged on the suspect after he sold suspected shabu worth P500 to a police poseur-buyer during the operation.
The suspect ran towards the direction of his companions, 21-year-old Jomar Milagrosa and 34-year-old Mark Trigo, who were also arrested by the police.
The three suspects were cornered while Trigo voluntarily surrendered and turned over his 9mm Taurus pistol which was seen by police in his possession.
Police said that a big pack of shabu weighing 15 grams was seized from Baricuatro while Milagrosia yielded 12 sachets of the said illegal drug.
barangay Cawag sa lungsod sa Buenavista ug usa ka Mark Jonel Trigo- 34 anyos minyo ug mo lupyo sa Sitio Basak barangay Taloto ning syudad.
Antipolo said that Milagrosa, who is from of Brgy. Cawag, Buenvista, previously surrendered to the townâ€™s authorities while Trigo, a resident of Sitio Basak, Brgy. Taloto, is not included in the police drug watch list.
The three suspects are currently detained at the detention facility of the Bohol Police Provincial Office in Camp Dagohoy while they await charges to be filed against them. (Willy Maestrado)