SIMULTANEOUS anti-narcotics operations conducted by the Cebu City Police Office yesterday led in the arrest of 17 drug traffickers and the confiscation of an estimated P1.2 million worth of shabu, a report to Police Regional Office 7 director Chief Superintendent Debold M. Sinas said.
Cebu City police director Senior Supt. Royina M. Garma said four other persons wanted for different criminal offenses were also arrested during their simultaneous conduct of the Philippine National Police Enhanced Managing Police Operations previously known as ‘One-Time, Big-Time’ operations against criminality in the city.
Sinas the 15 suspected drug dealers were arrested in actual buy-bust operations and are now facing non-bailable charges for selling and possession of dangerous drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Those operations led in the seizure of 113 plastic sachets containing over 100 grams of shabu with a local market value of over P1.2 million and the marked money paid by undercover officers to the suspects.
Among those arrested were Jerald Capanas,38; and Dario Umpad, 41. Capanas was arrested during a sting in Sitio Torre in Barangay Inayawan which led in the confiscation of at least P53,000 worth of shabu.
Umpad yielded some P64,000 worth of shabu during an entrapment operation in Sitio Kawayan in Bgy. Kamputhaw.