Cebu City cops arrest 2 high-value targets

TWO suspected ‘high-value’ drug targets in Central Visayas were arrested by members of the Cebu City Police Office shortly before midnight Tuesday after they conspired to sell P3.4 million worth of shabu to an undercover officer, Police Regional Office 7 director, Chief Superintendent Debold M. Sinas announced yesterday.

The two suspects were identified as Mark Ababa Mier and his cousin Virgo Pacubas Mier, both residents of F. Rallos Street in Barangay Suba, Cebu City. The two are now facing non-bailable charges for transport and sale of dangerous drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, the Central Visayas police director said.

According to Sinas, members of the PRO7 Regional Special Operations Group, the Cebu City Police Station 2 Drug Enforcement Unit and the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group’s Special Operations Unit 5 arrested the two during a buy-bust operation along Green Valley Street in Barangay Capitol Site at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The official said that officers led by Supt. Glenn Mayam and Chief Inspector Eduard Sanchez recovered eight medium-sized plastic sachets containing some 575 grams of the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine’ and the boodle money topped by two marked P1,000 bills from the duo.

The two are now being held at the local police station, said Sinas.