Following the policeâ€™s redeployment to the frontlines in the crackdown on drugs, four more drug suspects were arrested by cops in separate anti-illegal drug operations on Monday and Saturday including one included in the provincial drug watch list who was allegedly caught in possession of shabu worth P30,000.
Suspect Joseph Paz, 24, was arrested in a buy-bust operation right behind Camp Dagohoy in Z. Bustrillos Street in Tagbilaran City on Monday.
According to P/Chief Insp. Rolando Antipolo, chief of the Provincial Intelligence Branch, the suspect who is listed in their drug watch list was caught in possession of 1.5 grams of shabu contained in 14 plastic packets.
Antipolo said that the operation against Paz, a resident of Sikatuna Extension, Brgy. Cogon, Tagbilaran City, was set up after receiving reports on the continued illegal drug operations of the suspect.
In Valencia, a man listed in the townâ€™s drug watch list was arrested by the municipal policeâ€™s drug enforcement unit after they gathered information on the resumption of the suspectâ€™s illegal drug operations.
Valencia police chief Senior Inspector Ardioleto Cabagnot identified the suspect as Jaimcel â€œJimboyâ€ Gayramara, a resident of Barangay Canmanico in said town.
Gayamara was nabbed after allegedly selling shabu worth P500 to an undercover cop during a dawn buy-bust operation.
On Saturday, two other suspected drug personalities were arrested in Ubay and Clarin.
Suspect Ricky Bagol was arrested at past 11 a.m. near his residence at Sitio Riverside, Barangay Nahawan, Clarin after he was allegedly caught by police in possession of illegal drugs.
Police then reportedly confiscated from the suspect four packets of shabu and a cellphone which contained messages on alleged drug transactions.
Authorities said that Bagol surrendered under Oplan Tokhang but may have resumed his illegal drug operations after police forces were withdrawn from the governmentâ€™s war on drugs.
Meanwhile, police operatives led by Sr. Insp. Desiree Lavisto collared Arnel Atup who was allegedly caught red-handed selling illegal drugs to a poseur-buyer in Barangay Poblacion, Ubay.
Atup was reportedly in possession of two other packets of white crystalline substance believed to be shabu and is now detained at the Ubay Police Station. (Weli Maestrado and Allen Doydora)