First Posted 04:37 PM 05/18/2024

Kawayan, Biliran— Five sachets containing white crystalline substances suspected to be shabu were recovered by joint operatives from PDEA, the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) of Biliran Provincial Police Office and the Station Drug Enforcement Team of the local police from a driver of the Local Government Unit during a buy bust operation about at about 11:07 in the evening on Friday, May 17, in Brgy. Mapuyo of this municipality of Kawayan.

The suspect was identified as Jojit Escano alias “Bordz”, 43¸single, LGU DRIVER, a resident of Brgy. Poblacion here.

Recovered from the possession of the suspect, was one sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu and procured by an operative in the amount of P500. During the conduct of a body search done in the presence of DOJ Representative Reana G. Coles Kag Alexander S. Catigbe, of Brgy. Masongsong, here, the searching cop recovered four more sachets containing the same white crystalline substances still suspected to be shabu placed inside a black color coin purse. Further search resulted in the recovery of P500 bill bearing serial number LS137585 which is a court subscribed money intended for the operation and two identification cards and one Yamaha MiO motorcycle.

No statement was issued by the suspect to the media covering the operation.

The suspect was informed of the nature of his arrest and was apprised of his constitutional rights in a language that he understood.

Charges of Violations of Secs. 5 (selling illegal drugs) & 11 (possession of illegal drugs) of Art II of RA 9165 the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002 are being readied by the arresting police against the suspect who is temporarily detained at the locked-up cell of Kawayan MPS.


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