Posted 04:40 p.m., Sep. 1, 2019
Two persons died while a total of P6.8 million worth of shabu was recovered in an anti-illegal drug operations early this morning on Sunday, Sept. 1 in Clarin town.
The operation was conducted by combined elements of the Regional Special Operations Group in Central Visayas (RSOG-7), Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO), Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) and Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU), Clarin Police Station and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Bohol.
Esterio Quiño and Isagani Cañete Quiño were killed in an encounter with the police. Courtesy: BPPO/RSOG
The targets, who were killed in an encounter with the police, were identified as Esterio Quiño and Isagani Cañete Quiño. Both are also identified as listed as high value targets in the provincial level.
The buy-bust operation happened in Barangay Bacani.
Four other persons were arrested. They are Ericson Redulla, Victor Quiño, Joseph Cañete, and Arnel Lauron. All of them are residents in the said barangay.
Four suspects who were caught in a pot session while a buy-bust operation was conducted in Barangay Bacani in Clarin, Boholon Sunday, September 1, 2019. Photo courtesy: BPPO
Recovered from their possession were one piece large pack of shabu with estimated weight of 115 grams; seven pieces large pack of shabu with estimated weight of 805 grams; 13 pieces of large sachet; another 13 pieces of small sachet; P1,000 marked money; different drug paraphernalia; several mobile phones; one caliber .45 firearm with ammunition; and one KG 9 with ammunition.
BPPO director Col Jonathan Cabal inspects the aftermath of the buy-bust operation in Barangay Bacani in Clarin, Bohol. Police recovered some P6.8 million worth of shabu. Photo courtesy: BPPO
According to the report obtained by Bohol Island News (BIN), the total drugs recovered weigh more or less one kilogram.
Based on Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) price estimate, it has an estimated value of P6.8 million.
Evidences recovered will be brought to Bohol Crime Laboratory for examination while Clarin Police Station has taken care of the booking procedure for those who were arrested.
They will be facing charges of violation of Sec. 5 and 11 of Article II of R.A. 9165.