A 57-year-old man, his nephew, and his son were apprehended by Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) intelligence officers for alleged sale and possession of illegal drugs in Talibon on Friday afternoon.
Felix Caturza, his nephew Jose Caturza, 37, both previously arrested and detained for drug charges, and son Jonathan Caturza were arrested through a drug buy-bust operation near their residence in Barangay Poblacion, Talibon.
According to Master Sgt. Josephus Abapo, the trio was immediately taken into police custody after Felix transacted with a poseur-buyer and Jose handed over shabu which was sealed in a medium-sized plastic sachet worth P2,000.
Meanwhile, Jonathan who was with his cousin and father during the operation carried out by the BPPO-Provincial Intelligence Branch and Talibon Police Station was allegedly caught in possession of two small sachets containing shabu.
Felix admitted he was detained for almost ten years for alleged involvement in illegal drug activities. He said he was released sometime in 2015 as he was acquitted by the court.
Jose confirmed he was jailed two times for the same offense but was freed in August, 2018 through a plea bargaining agreement.
According to Master Sgt. Crisanto Bonghanoy, the drugs seized from the family weighed 1.8 grams with an estimated value of P12, 240.
Charges for violating Sections 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the three suspects accordingly. (W. Reyes)