Series of drug buy-bust operations has been carried off by the Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO) for the past first few weeks of August 2017. The latest were the series of operations conducted in 3 different areas in Tacloban last Augsut 22, 2017 which led to the arrest of five alleged drug pushers.
Tacloban City Police Station 1 on Aug. 22, 2017 together with City Police Drug Enforcement Unit (CPDEU) conducted a buy bust operation in Brgy. 62 Saging, Sagkahan at around 12:00 midnight followed by another operation in Brgy. 62-A Ilong, Sagkahan, a few blocks away from the earlier mentioned barangay, early morning of that day.
The operation led to the arrest of Marivic Millano Castro, 24 and Antonio Ampoyas Bagaporo, 37, and Luisito Wagas Dila, 40 and Rickson Magdaong Camacal, 37, respectively.
Recovered from Castro and Bagaporo were 2 heat sealed sachet of suspected shabu with an estimated value of P1,000.00, and P300.00 mark money used during the operation. Three (3) sachets of suspected shabu, on the other hand, were recovered from Dila and Camacal with an estimated value of P1,500.00 and mark money worth P500.00.
The Tacloban City Police Station 2 also apprehended Richard Limpin Dichosa, 29 in a buy-bust operation conducted last August 22, 2017 at around 11:30 PM in Brgy. 66, Paseo de Legaspi, also in Tacloban. Recovered from Dichosa was a sachet of the same suspected illegal drug with an estimated value of P1,000.00 and a P500.00 mark money used during the operation.
The suspects are now under police custody and are waiting for filing of cases for violating sec. 5 and sec. 11 of RA 9165.
Report by: Bill Germina, Jhonpaul Lacson