CEBU, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Police Office and PDEA Cebu Province busted an HVI drug suspect who is no.9 on the drug enforcement target list in a buy-bust operation at 1 am on Feb. 24, 2021, in Sitio Cogon, Brgy. Catarman in the Municipality of Lilo-an, Cebu.
The joint personnel of PIU/PDEU, CPPO, Liloan Police Station, 1st PMFC, CPPO and PDEA Cebu Province conducted a buy-bust operation against the 24-year-old Ellan Tagalog Paradiang, single, who was identified as a High-Value Individual drug personality in Lilo-an.
After the police operatives confirmed the presence of the suspect, the law enforcers conducted the buy-bust operation at the said place, time, and date the resulted in the arrest of the suspect.
A suspected “shabu” with an estimated weight of 10 grams, with a DDB street value of P68,000, was confiscated from the possession of Paradiang.
The arrested suspect was properly informed of his violation and duly apprised of his constitutional rights as mandated by law in a language/dialect that he fully understood.
The suspect was immediately brought to the Liloan Municipal Police Station detention facility where he is currently detained.
Charges for violation of Sections 5 and 11, Article II of RA 9165 are being prepared.
Reports from Rechie R. Brusas/(RCM)