Teenager nabbed with P300 thousand drugs
CEBU, Philippines — The police have confiscated over P300,000 worth of illegal drugs in a buy-bust operation yesterday morning in Banawa, Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City.
The suspect was identified as Rodel Florentino Panuncialman, 19, a resident of Upper Capunculan, Barangay Tisa, Cebu.
The police considered Panuncialman a high-value target.
“Nag-distribute naman siya’g kilo-kilo,” Guadalupe Police Station Police Chief Janelito Marquez said.
Marquez added that some of the concerned citizens were the ones who informed the police about Panuncialman’s activity.
After receiving the information, the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) immediately planned the buy-bust operation.
About 10 sachets of suspected shabu amounting to P340,000 and P400 were seized from the suspect’s possession. A black pouch was also used by Panuncialman to hide the illegal drugs.
Marquez also mentioned that Panuncialman was the first drug-related suspect arrested this year.
Panuncialman is temporarily detained at the Cebu City Police Office Custodial facility pending the filing of the criminal case for violation of the anti-drugs law with the city prosecutor’s office. Katrina Alvarez, USJ-R Intern, GAN (FREEMAN)