One man was arrested while another eluded arrest during a police anti-drug operation in Dauis town on Monday.
Police apprehended Gerad Palacat of Barangay Songculan, Dauis, while Eutiquio Lopos, Jr. was able to flee and escape following a drug buy-bust operation in the said village.
According to Staff Sgt. Robert Datag, Jr., Palacat was the main target of the operation.
Palacat was immediately arrested after the staged drug transaction but Lopos ran away. Operatives around the buy-bust area were unable to catch him.
Datag said that Palacat previously surrendered under Oplan Tokhang and vowed to end his involvement in the drug trade.
Police however later found out that he started to peddle drugs again, Datag added.
Illegal drug charges were filed against Palacat on Tuesday while police continued to track down Lopos. (AD)