By Staff
Published 02:00 PM, March 29, 2021

Naval, Biliran—
A Priority Target Listed person of the local police in their drive against illegal drugs was collared during a buy bust operation about 6:10 in the evening on Saturday (Mar 27) at Sitio Lupa, Brgy Calumpang, Naval, Biliran.

Naval COP Police Major Michael JOHN Astorga identified the suspect as Jaymark Panabla aka “Mark Dela Cruz” aka “Ugok”, 20, single, jobless, a resident of Brgy Guindapunan, Culaba, Biliran.

Recovered from the possession of the suspect was 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 Hon Felly Obispo, DOJ Rep Leonard Javinez and Media representative Marlon Anthony Mecaral, the searching cop recovered Five pieces One Hundred Peso bills with Serial Nos. ZS 723723, DL 005185, LW 605049, HJ 876604 and XE 311538, which are marked monies for the said operation. Also recovered from the possession of the suspect were three sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with an estimated street value of P1500 and a .38 caliber snub nose revolver without serial number with three live ammos.

The suspect admitted owning all the illegal items recovered by the police from him.

Charges of violation of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002 is being readied by the arresting authorities against the suspect who is temporarily detained at the Naval Police Station. –


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