Fourteen (14) drug personalities were caught inside a drug den in Barangay Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City, while five (5) others were arrested inside another drug den in Barangay Lower Candulawan, Talisay City, during separate buy-bust operations conducted by operatives of PDEA RO VII today, May 17, 2019.
In Duljo-Fatima, PDEA agents led by IA1 Jessie S. Cabutotan arrested Rowena E. Barboza (drug den maintainer), her minor male cohort, and twelve others who were caught in the act of using illegal drugs inside the den. Confiscated were forty-three (43) packs of shabu weighing more or less 13 grams with an estimated market value of P88,400, cash amounting to P1,400, one (1) cellular phone, and various drug paraphernalia.
In Talisay City, another PDEA team under the supervision of IA3 Milva Mojado nabbed William R. Bacatio (drug den maintainer), his two brothers, and two other drug den maintainers. Seized were forty-four (44) packs of shabu weighing more or less 13 grams with an estimated market value of P88,400 and assorted drug paraphernalia. Cases for violation of RA 9165 will be filed against the suspects. Dismantling of a drug den is a high-impact operation considering the threat it poses in the community.
photo: PDEA 7