Arrested suspects found positive of using illegal drugs



12midnight of August 13, 2017, elements of PDEA Regional Office 13 and Surigao del Norte Provincial Office led by SO3 Rodelio Daguman Jr. Provincial Officer conducted buy-bust operation at Espina St, Brgy. Taft, Surigao City

PDEA Regional Director Aileen T. Lovitos identified the arrested suspect who is the maintainer of the drug den as Leonel Eder y Bracho, 32 years old and a resident of Purok 3 Proper, Brgy. Canlanipa, Surigao City.

One of the visitors of the dismantled drug den is a public senior high school teacher of Brgy. Anomar, Surigao City who was identified as Paulo Alfante y Sulapas, 36 years old, a resident of Burgos Ext., Tondo, Surigao City.

Two were also arrested who are residents of Surigao City. The other arrested visitors of the drug den are the following: Alan Caday y Tabuco, 33 years old, a resident of Purok 3, Brgy. Sabang, Surigao City; Jufre Comandante y Salino, 34 years old, a resident of Purok Alingit, San Juan, Surigao City; Carl Lloyd C. Apillanes, 18 years old, a resident of Nueva St., Brgy. Taft, Surigao City and Alias Junjun(true name withheld), 15-year old minor, male, a resident of Sabang 3, Surigao City, visitor of drug den.

Confiscated during said buy-bust operation were thirteen (13) pieces heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of white crystalline substance of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride known as shabu with an aggregate weight of more or less 25 grams worth One Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (Php125,000.00), and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Also recovered during the buy-bust operation was the one (1) piece genuine One Thousand Pesos (Php1,000.00) buy-bust money and the Php182,00 believed to be proceeds from maintaining the drug den. The Certificate of Inventory was witnessed by an elected barangay official of the place of operation.

Confiscated pieces of drug evidence and urine specimen of the suspect were submitted to the PDEA Laboratory Section for laboratory examination. The screening and confirmatory examination on the urine sample of the above suspects conducted by the on-duty Chemist yield positive for the presence of methamphetamine hydrochloride known as shabu except for Jufre Comandante.

Cases for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Section 6 (Maintaining Drug Den), Section 7 (Visiting Drug Den), Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Section 12 (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia), Section 15 (Use of Dangerous Drugs, and Section 28 (Liability of Government Official), Article II of RA 9165 are being readied for filing before the Office of the City Prosecutor, Surigao City.

The suspects are temporarily detained at PDEA RO 13 Detention Facility for proper disposition.

All pictures sent by PDEA 13

Source: Rpn Dxks Surigao

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