Anti-drug units of the Panglao police allegedly caught a boatman in the act of selling shabu in Barangay Danao of the town on Thursday.
Suspect Jose Bryan Fernandez Antasoda, a 28-year-old resident of Barangay Bil-isan, Panglao, was the second boatman in the town to be arrested for drugs in just a week.
Anotasoda allegedly sold shabu worth P500 to an undercover cop which resulted in his arrest.
Senior Insp. Jomar Pomarejos, chief of the Panglao police, led the townâ€™s anti-narcotics units in the sting operation which also led to the confiscation of drugs.
According to Pomarejos, they recovered five packets of suspected shabu from frisking Antasoda.
The suspect is now detained at the Panglao lock-up jail pending the filing of charges for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
On Monday, Darwin Clemen, a 36-year-old boatman of Barangay Doljo, Panglao, was arrested in a buy-bust operation by police inside a suspected drug den.
Clemen is included in the townâ€™s drug watchlist, said Pomarejos. (Rey Tutas)