By BiliranIsland.com Staff
Published 07:25 PM, January 19, 2021
A newly identified drug peddler who hails from one of the municipalities in the Province of Leyte yields two sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu during a buy bust operation about 1:20 in the afternoon last Friday (Jan 15) in Brgy. Cabibihan here.
Caibiran COP Police Lt Ruel Sitoy identified the suspect as Kenneth Tolibas, alias “Kaloy”, 20, single, construction worker a native of Brgy. Tagadtaran, Burauen, Leyte and presently residing at Sitio Canciso, Brgy. Cabibihan, Caibiran, Biliran.
Recovered from the possession of the suspect is one sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P500. During body search in front of Nelson G Corpin, Chairman Brgy. Cabibihan, Maricor G Delis from the Department of Justice and media representative Arthur R De Jesus, the searching police recovered another one sachet of containing the same white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with an estimated value of P500. The police also recovered the P500 bill bearing serial number ET515226 which is a marked money used in the buy bust operation.
No statement was given by the suspect to the media who asked him why he possessed those illegal items when they government is running after on people who are into this.
Charges of violation of Sec 5 (selling illegal drugs) and Sec 11 (possession of illegal drug) was already filed by the apprehending police at the Provincial Prosecutors Office last Monday against the suspect who is temporarily languishing at the Caibiran Municipal Police Station detention cell while awaiting for the commitment order from the court for his transfer to the Provincial Jail.