Caraga cops arrested drug personalities in buy-bust ops
BUTUAN CITY, July 20 — Butuan City police operatives arrested two illegal drugs personalities during a series of police operation on July 12, 2020.
Hamza Cayan, 20 years old, was under arrest through a buy-bust operation in Purok 3, Barangay Baan, Butuan City around 11:45 in the morning. Drug Enforcement Unit of Butuan City Police Stations 1 and 2, together with Butuan City Intelligence Branch and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Caraga, confiscated two pieces of heat-sealed sachet containing shabu weighing 0.5 grams with Dangerous Drugs Board value of P5,900.
Also, at around 8:39 in the evening on the same day, the Drug Enforcement Unit operatives of Butuan City Police Office, Butuan City Police Station 3, Butuan City Mobile Force Company with PDEA Caraga arrested Joemari Cupay Lara, 22 years old, in Purok 2, Barangay Libertad, Butuan City through a buy-bust operation. Confiscated from Lara’s possession and control are four pieces of heat-sealed sachets of shabu weighing four grams with Dangerous Drug Board value of P27,200.
Brigadier General Joselito Esquivel, Jr., regional director of Philippine National Police (PNP) Caraga, said that arrested persons were charged for violation of R.A. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and now detained at the police custodial facilities in Butuan City.
BGen Esquivel, Jr. stressed that PNP Caraga’s campaign against illegal drugs will be relentlessly pursued in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to eradicate all forms of illegal drugs. (PMaj. Renel E. Serrano, PIO, PRO13/PIA Caraga)