P8.5 M worth of shabu seized from two big-time pushers in two Cebu City buy-busts

Published January 24, 2023, 4:19 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY — More than P8 million worth of suspected shabu were seized in separate buy-bust operations here on Monday, Jan. 23.

In Barangay Quiot, police arrested Jaime Caligner, who was caught allegedly possessing 210 grams of shabu with an estimated amount of P1.4 million.

A 21-year-old man identified as Vincent Rodriguez is arrested after packs of suspected shabu worth P7.1 million were seized from his possession on Monday night, Jan. 23, in Barangay Pasil, Cebu City.(Photo via Calvin D. Cordova)

Operatives of Station 10 of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) cornered the suspect around 2 p.m. while the suspect was transacting with a poseur-buyer.

Around 8 p.m. on the same day, personnel from Station 6 here seized 1,055 grams of shabu from 21-year-old Vincent Rodriguez.

Maj. Renz Talosig, chief of Station 6, said the packs of shabu that were seized from the suspect were estimated to cost P7,174,000.

The operation took place in Sitio Mahayahay, Barangay Pasil.

Talosig said the suspect was known in the area as an e-bike driver, who ferries passengers in exchange for a fee.

It turned out the young man was also into illegal drugs, Talosig said.

Talosig was previously arrested for illegal possession of firearms but was able to post bail.

Brig. Gen. Jerry Bearis, director of the Police Regional Office-Central Visayas, lauded the personnel of the two police precincts for the successful anti-illegal drug operations.

Bearis said the police will continue to innovate to come up with more effective strategies in uncovering individuals who are into drug peddling.