By Staff
Photos by Agustin Lemuel
Published 10:24 PM, March 17, 2021

Kawayan, Biliran—The alleged Top 5 inthe drug watch list of PDEA in the Province of Biliran was arrested by the combined forces of the primary anti-drug agency and the Station Drug Enforcement Team (SDET) of the local police during a buy bust operation about 5:40 in the afternoon today (Mar. 17) at Brgy. Tabunan here.

Intelligence Officer I Jerum Chiquillo identified the suspect as Romeo Ebajan, 51, married, construction worker, and a resident of the said barangay. The suspect was adrug surrenderee of Oplan Tokhang in 2016 as a drug user.

Recovered from thepossession of the suspect was one sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an agent in the amount of P500.

During bodysearch in front of Hon. Chairwoman Bernadette S. Asubar, Media Representative Anthony Marlon Mecaral, and DOJ Representative Reyna G. Colis, the searching agent recovered from the pocket of the suspect a plastic container and 1 pc P500cash. During the opening of the plastic container this yielded four more sachets containing the same white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with an estimated value of P2000.

On the other hand the one pc P500 bill bearing serial number MK586297 was marked money used in the buy bust operation.

The suspect did not issue any comments when asked by the media about the illegal items recovered from him. Charges of violations of RA 9165 are being readied by the arresting authorities against the suspect who is temporarily detained at the Kawayan Municipal Station. –

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