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Drug Lair Dismantled, 5 Arrested in Cebu City1

Drug lair dismantled, 5 arrested in Cebu City

Five drug personalities, including the alleged drug den maintainer and a minor, were arrested inside a drug den in Barangay Tisa, Cebu City, during a joint buy-bust operation by operatives of PDEA RO VII and PDEA RO VIII on May 22, 2019.

The suspects were identified as Jefrey Cabase Balcon, 29, habal-habal driver (drug den maintainer); Johnray Cabase Balcon, 28, jobless; Erwin Balunan Lumagbas, 38, construction worker; Roldan Aro Papasin, 32, delivery boy; and a 17-year-old male.

Seized during the operation were three (3) packs of suspected shabu weighing more or less 11 grams worth around P74,800, empty plastic sachets with residue of suspected shabu, cash amounting to P243, and various drug paraphernalia.

Cases for violation of Article II RA 9165 will be filed against the suspects. Dismantling of a drug den is a high-impact operation considering the threat such place poses to the community.