P.885M shabu busted by agents on ex-OFW

A buy-bust operation involving a former Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) yielded 15 bultos of shabu with an estimated dangerous drugs board value of P885, 000.  Said operation was conducted by joint operatives of the City Drug Enforcement Unti (CDEU), the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG-7) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Camanjac last Wednesday night.

CDEU operatives headed by PSI Van Joel Tingson under the supervision of the Chief of Police Supt. Jonathan Pineda arrested one Arniel Repe, a 36-year-old resident of of Purok Mahinabangon in Camanjac.

Recovered from his possession included the buy-bust money were one unit cellular phone and one Honda XRM motorcycle.

In an interview, the suspect told the media representative during the inventory that he went to Consolacion, Cebu on Sunday, November 25, to personally carry the stuff to Dumaguete for distribution during the city fiesta.

The suspect had refused to divulge how much quantity of shabu he brought to Negros and that he was only requested to fetch the same in Consolacion.

Meanwhile, operatives of the Provincial Intelligence Branch Special Operations Grouo (PIB-SOG) yesterday searched the house of Julita Enriquez in Habitat 1 where the subject, a certain John Rey Diez, is reported to be staying.

Only two small sachets were recovered but illegal drugs paraphernalia point to large scale repacking of shabu due to the confiscation of two digital weighing scales, five improvised tooters, disposal lighters, tinfoil, sealer, scoops, and needles, among others.

Also recovered are several receipts for “pera padala” remittances to an unknown address.  One of the senders is John Rey Diez and the others included her sister Giselle whose live-in partner is believed to be responsible for bringing the stuff in the housing site.

In an interview, the suspect claimed that the illegal drugs paraphernalia are owned by the live-in partner of his younger sister who had not gone home.

Also recovered are list of balances and names of clients with corresponding amount and grams of shabu.