Drug den in Cebu cracked

Aaron N. Aquino

A SECRET drug den in Talisay City in Cebu was smashed by local Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives during an anti-narcotics operation which led in the arrest of the drug dive owner and six of his visitors, PDEA chair, Director General Aaron N. Aquino announced yesterday.

Aquino said that with the support of the local police, members of the PDEA Regional Office 8 raided the drug dive in Sitio Artville, Barangay San Isidro in Talisay City believed being operated by Jonathan Pantonial.

The operation led in the confiscation of 10 heat-sealed plastic sachets containing some 13 grams of suspected shabu valued at P90,000, various drug paraphernalia and the buy-bust money paid to Pantonial by an undercover officer.

Apart from Pantonial, also arrested during the operation were Nestor Cabusas, Roland Dapiton, Shalimar Campo, Justin Gelido, Jiber Cabusas and Miliam Labandero.