A high-value drug target who was arrested by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents in an anti-drug operation was rushed to a hospital for health concerns following his apprehension.
The alleged drug dealer Eleazer Guttierez, 33, who was taken to the Holy Name University Medical Center (HNUMC) was the second drug suspect whose blood pressure shot up after trying to evade arrest in the past week.
Authorities said that Guttierez tried to escape from NBI agents following a consummated drug deal with an undercover operative in Tagbilaran City on Wednesday night.
Guttierez allegedly sold shabu worth P20,000 to the poseur-buyer.
According to the NBI, Guttierez suffered from hypertension while operatives conducted an inventory of drugs seized from him.
An emergency response unit of the TaRSIER 17 rushed Guttierez to the HNUMC for immediate medical assistance.
Guttierez remained confined at the hospital while authorities prepared to file drug charges against him.
On Tuesday, Hector Plazabas, 58, was also rushed to a hospital after his blood pressure shot up leading to a mild stroke following his arrest for drug charges in Tagbilaran City.
He tried to escape from arresting officers following a drug buy-bust and was later cornered outside a room of a lodging house in Barangay Taloto where he was checked in with a 23-year-old female companion, police said. (WM)