The illegal drugs supply including the three kilos of shabu allegedly received by an arrested suspect in Clarin came from the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City, said the town’s police chief.
According to Sr. Insp. Fernando Peroramas, suspect Teofilo Tampos, 47, told investigators that the shabu with an estimated street value of P18 million seized from him on Saturday came from “Munti,” referring to the NBP.
“Based on his revelation, the drugs came from Munti, meaning the NBP, as he has a superior there called ‘Boss Sam’,” said Peroramas.
However, Peroramas noted that the suspect claimed he was not privy to the means of transportation of the drug supply from the national penitentiary to Bohol.
Tampos told police that he only received text messages informing him when he will be receiving the narcotics supposedly from the NBP.
The drugs were reportedly delivered by unidentified men on board a motorcycle and at times, a car.
According to Peroramas, Tampos’ role was only to repack and redistribute the shabu to other unidentified men.
Tampos’ son, Jonathan, who was arrested for alleged illegal drug possession at a security checkpoint in Loon last Friday was also among the delivery personnel who handed over the shabu to street dealers.
The 23-year-old Jonathan was also tasked to remit their operation’s income to the source through branches of the Palawan Pawnshop.
“They alternately remit through Palawan [Pawnshop] in Clarin and Palawan in Tubigon,” added Peroramas.
Peroramas said that both Jonathan and Teofilo expanded their illegal drug operations when President Duterte suspended the Philippine National Police’s anti-drug campaign for a month starting the end of January this year.
“After we noticed that their transactions started growing, we applied for a search warrant but until now we haven’t been able to get it as the clerk of court said that we lack documents which they need,” he said.
The police chief also admitted that the father-son tandem was already known for involvement in the illegal drug trade in Clarin even before their operations grew.
Teofilo was arrested through a buy-bust operation on Saturday allegedly in possession of three kilos of shabu estimated to be worth P18 million, while his son was reportedly caught with 50 grams of shabu at a police checkpoint in Loon a day before. (Allen Doydora)