Jake Esquilona, the drug suspect in Dumaguete City and the 2 kilos of shabu that was allegedly taken in his possession (photo courtesy of D'Original Energy FM-Dumaguete City)

The combined anti-drug operatives of the government has seized late Tuesday afternoon, October 1, 2019, about two (2) kilos of shabu in Dumaguete City. It led to the arrest of a certain Jake Lester Alesna Esquilona, 22, of Poblacion Sibulan town, an after operation report reaching the Police Regional Office (PRO7) headquarters based in Cebu City said.

Esquilona, a regional high value target (HVT) fall on the sting operation launched by the combined elements of the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office, Dumaguete City Police Station and the Phil. Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-Negros Oriental) in Purok (zone) Makugihon, Barangay (village) Camanjac past 5pm.

The team led by Lt. Col. Wilfredo Alarcon immediately arrested the suspect who brought the white crystalline substances wrapped in a plastic that was placed in a black bag. The suspect fell to an undercover cop who arranged a delivery for the drugs that has a street value of P13, 600,.000. 00.

The report also indicated that the suspect arrived in a motorcycle. Included also as evidence against the suspect apart from the illegal drugs, the bag and the motorcycle is the cellular phone where the text messages of the suspect and the undercover cop has been stored. In another anti-drug operation, a barangay councilor was arrested in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental after selling shabu to a cop poseur buyer.

The team of Captain Michael Rubia caught Arnold Yaesu, 31, a councilman of Barangay San Isidro, Bayawan City in a buy-bust operation past 6pm. Yaesu was caught having about 30 grams of shabu worth about P204, 000. 00. The suspect was considered a municipal ‘ “high value target” being a noted drug peddler in Santa Catalina town. /AAJ



The inventory report on the arrest of drug suspect Jake Esquilona



Alleged drug peddler Bayawan City, Brgy. San Isidro Councilor Arnold Yaesu in his police mugshot (Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office photo)