February 24, 2024

Cops arrest 600 lawbreakers in Central Visayas

By Jun Talusan

AGENTS of the Police Regional Office 7 arrested over 600 lawbreakers and seized some P63 million worth of shabu in its stepped-up anti-criminality campaign in Central Visayas region from April 1 to date.

PRO7 director Brig. Gen. Anthony A. Aberin said among those arrested were three “high-value targets” in the region.

One of the suspects identified as Jorie Angga was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Ponce 2, Bgy. Carreta, Cebu City past 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Members of the Cebu City Police Office confiscated from the suspect 21 heat-sealed plastic sachets containing around 105 grams of the “poor man’s cocaine” valued at P714,000 and the buy-bust money topped by a marked P500 bill from the suspect.

The second suspect identified as Richard Mabini alias “Ilay,” a 57-year- old resident of Doña Modesta Street in Sambag 4, Bgy. Guadalupe, Cebu City, was arrested in a sting near the latter’s residence last Tuesday.

The suspect yielded 16 heat-sealed plastic sachets  containing 77 grams of shabu worth nearly P524,000 and the buy-bust money topped by a marked P500 bill.

The third  suspect identified as Rey Homer Zapanta was caught on Wednesday afternoon in Sta. Maria, Bgy. Pusok in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu province.

Last Holy Week,  a series of anti-criminality operations in the region resulted in the arrest of 592 law offenders and the seizure of some P44.4 million worth of shabu.