Shabu worth P2M seized from ex-con

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Monday, March 30, 2015

AT least 200 grams of suspected shabu worth P2 million were seized from an ex-convict during a buy-bust on A. Lopez St. in Barangay Calamba, Cebu City last night.

Operatives of the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (CAIDSOTG) and Pasil Police Station arrested Arman Jaca, 25, who allegedly sells shabu to small-time dealers and users in Calamba.

Police Senior Insp. Eunil Avergonzado, the team leader, said that Jaca is considered a level two drug dealer and allegedly disposes of 300 grams to one kilo of shabu per week.


Jaca had just been released from Bilibid prison in Muntinlupa City last January, where he was detained for seven years for a drug offense.

Based on their surveillance in the last three weeks, the suspect is known to dispose the bulk of his supply on Mondays, that’s why the buy-bust was scheduled yesterday, Avergonzado said.

The police swooped down on him when he handed over a medium pack of shabu to a decoy at 6:45 p.m. He attempted to run but was cornered by the operatives.

When the police searched his house, they found a bag containing seven large packs of suspected shabu and P5,000 believed to be proceeds of drugs he sold earlier in the day.

“During the surveillance, our informants saw that he has several runners but we decided na unahon gyud nato siya kay siya man ang dagko (we decided to get him first because he’s the leader). Sulod sa Muntinlupa nakahibaw gyud siya sa pasikot-sikot mao nang dako na kaayo siya ug network, daghan na siya ug tawo(He knows the network in Muntinlupa and has a large network, with plenty of people),” Avergonzado told Sun.Star Cebu.

He added that Jaca is not popular among his neighbors, that’s why the police got help from them in monitoring his activities.

Maldito daw gyud ni siya sa ilang lugar. Iyang gulat-gulaton ang mga tawo na nakahibaw sa iyang mga illegal activities (He’s known to be a troublemaker who frightens those who know about his illegal activities),” the police official added.

The CAIDSOTG is scheduled to file complaints for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act against Jaca today.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 31, 2015.

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