Tacloban City (January 27) – In line with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s intensified campaign versus illegal drugs, a suspected lady drug pusher was nabbed in a buy-bust operation conducted at 2:00 o’clock in the morning of January 27 in Naval, Biliran.
Biliran Provincial PNP Director Leonardo Cesneros informed that the buy-bust operation was conducted by a 7-man team of the Provincial Anti Illegal Drug Special Task Force led by Police Inspector Marianito Malibago.
Provincial Director Cesneros who was installed to his new post in Biliran only on January 9, informed that the buy-bust operation came after days of surveillance on two suspects.
At about 2:00 o’clock in the morning, at corner Redaja and Caneja St., in Naval, a policeman who posed as a shabu buyer approached a certain Alje Rey Bontis alyas Tata, to buy a big amount of shabu. Alyas Tata then said that the dealer herself was around.
The lady suspect from Cebu, Lorna Cabanes Cajes, who was with her 4-year old child, brought out one big sachet and one small sachet of shabu which the police bought for P20,000.00.
The members of the Team then nabbed the two. However while being brought to the Naval Police Station, the male suspect was able to escape and locked himself in his house.
Without the police knowing, the suspect was able to escape through a secret door in the fence of his house.
The lady suspect will be brought right away to the PDEA Regional Office in Tacloban, Director Cesneros said.
Suspected shabu dealer from Cebu who was nabbed at the buy bust operation in Naval Biliran early morning of January 27, 2009. (PIA-8)
Director Cesneros said that the situation of illegal drugs in the province of Biliran is not alarming, but if nothing is done about it, there will come a time that it will reach the alarming stage.
He said that he will not stop from running after people who are victimizing the youth by selling them illegal drugs.
When reached, PDEA Director Gil Pabilona said he is waiting for the suspect who will undergo drug testing at the PDEA clinic. Then the same will be brought back to Naval for prosecution and detention. (PIA 8)