‘Tokhang surrenderees’ nabbed in Tagbilaran

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‘Tokhang surrenderees’ nabbed in Tagbilaran

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Two more drug personalities who had yielded to Oplan Tokhang have been arrested in separate buy-bust operations in Tagbilaran City after having been found by police intelligence network that they continued with their illegal activities.

One Richard Pamaong, also known as Janjan, had earlier surrendered to authorities in the town of Loon through Oplan Tokhang, but was arrested yesterday in a buy-bust operation conducted by a team from the Tagbilaran City Police Station.

Pamaong, also known a 28-year-old resident at Rizal St. in Purok 8 of barangay Cogon, yielded five small sachets of shabu- -of them was the subject of the buy-bust operation and the four other sachets of shabu were confiscated from his possession when the cops frisked him.

Senior Insp. Erano Regidor led the Drug Enforcement Unit of the City Police Station in implementing Oplan Double Barrel Reloaded under the supervision of city chief of police, PSupt. Patricio Degay Jr.

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After getting intelligence information that Pamaong  continued with his illegal activity of peddling shabu, the city’s DEU conducted surveillance operation and later, the buy-bust operation when it was confirmed that he indeed continued to engage in peddling shabu.

During the buy-bust operation, the poseur-buyer successfully bought a sachet of shabu from Pamaong using the marked money of P200.

The day before, the DEU also arrested another Oplan yielder, identified as one Albert Ano, a28-year-old resident in Purok 7, Poblacion 2.

The buy-bust team caught Ano handing a sachet of shabu to the poseur-buyer upon receiving the marked money amounting P300 during the transaction at Gallares St.

According to Regidor, Ano remained in the watchlist of drug personalities of the city police despite having yielded himself to Oplan Tokhang earlier, because it was found out in the follow-up operations that he continued to sell shabu.

The buy-bust team confiscated five packs of shabu from Ano with estimated weight of 1.2 grams and estimated street value of P15,700.

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The Oplan Double Barrel Reloaded focuses more on entrapment operations and avoid operations based on search warrants, since it had been observed in the past operations that most drug personalities being served with search warrants tend to engage in shootout which often resulted to the deaths.

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