3 arrested, 240K worth of “shabu” confiscated in drugbust

On July 18, 2017 at about 6:10PM at 03730 Amat Street, Purok Azucena, Barangay Taft, Surigao City, personnel of Provincial Drug Enforcement Group & Intelligence Branch, Surigao del Norte PPO led by PSINSP ERWIN R CORDANO & PSINSP ERNESTO ESTEBAN MARCOS JR and personnel of SDN PPSC conducted anti-illegal drugs operation through buy-bust under PDEA PRE OPS RO No. 13 30003-072017-0089 that resulted in the arrest of JIMMY JUANITE TESIORNA aka “Nep-nep”, 38 years old, married, jobless and a resident of Barangay 2,Dapa, Surigao del Norte, CHRISTIAN CASURRA, 24 years old, single, jobless and a resident of 03730 Amat St, Purok Azucena, Barangay Taft, Surigao City and LOWELL ARCO ESPENIDO, 40 years old, married, jobless and a resident of Daro Village, Barangay 2, Dapa, Surigao del Norte.

Confiscated from the possession during the body search were the following:

a. Five heat sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu with an estimated total weight of 20 grams with Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) value of Two Hundred Thirty Six Thousand Pesos (PHP 236,000.00);

b. Cash money amounting to One Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P1,500.00) marked money with serial number PY169383 & HC071620 and with pre-marking letter J in the right middle portion of One Thousand peso bills & star in the last zero of 500 left upper back portion of said bills;

c. One unit cellular phone (NOKIA);

d. One sachet heat sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu with an estimated total weight of 0.5 gram with street value of 1,500.00 pesos bought by the poseur buyer from the suspect.

While taken from the possession of CHRISTIAN CASURRA were the following:

a. One disposable lighter
b. One heat sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu with an estimated total weight of 0.5 gram with Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) value of Five Thousand Nine Hundred(PHP5,900.00 ).
c. One cherry mobile cellular phone

While from LOWELL ARCO ESPENIDO: One (1) unit Honda wave without plate number attached neither OR/CR which was used by the suspect in the delivery of illegal drugs to his prospective buyers.

Subject suspect Jimmy Tesiorna is a Project Tokhang Surrenderee in Dapa MPS as listed number 241 in baseline on July 8, 2016 while Christian Casurra and Lowell Arco Espenido is a newly identified drug user /pusher.

Suspects were now temporarily detained at Surigao City Police Station for temporary custody.

Source: Surigao Del Norte Ppo

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