A drug suspect who lives right behind Camp Dagohoy and is allegedly protected by an â€œinfluentialâ€ official was arrested on Thursday by intelligence officers of the Bohol police.
Neighbors of the suspect, 52-year-old Demetrius Toledo who is a resident of Poblacion 3 in the city, reported to police that the alleged pusher has been running his illegal drug business for a long time.
Based on residentsâ€™ accounts, P/Chief Insp. Rolando Antipolo, team leader of the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB), said that Toledo is backed by an unidentified official who has kept the suspect from being arrested.
Prior to the arrest, the PIB under Supt. George Vale received reports from Poblacion 3 barangay officials on Toledoâ€™s illegal activities, prompting operatives to immediately set up the sting operation.
Police said that Toledo sold shabu worth P300 to a PIB officer posing as a buyer which resulted in his arrest.
The operatives allegedly found 10 other packs of shabu and drug paraphernalia in the suspectâ€™s possession.
Toledo is now detained at the detention facility of the Bohol police pending the filing of charges against him for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Willy Maestrado)
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