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3 arrested in Tagbilaran buy-bust operation

By J. Jala | 07:18 PM June 29, 2020
The three suspects who were arrested by Tagbilaran City police during the buy-bust operation on Sunday night, June 28, 2020. Photo: PNP-Tagbilaran

Three drug personalities– including a regional level high value individual– will be facing charges for violating Republic Act 9165, or the comprehensive dangerous drugs act, after they were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Tagbilaran City on
Sunday night, June 28, 2020.

A total of P102, 000 worth of illegal drugs were confiscated from the operation.

The operation conducted at Teacher’s Drive, Purok 7, Barangay Cogon, Tagbilaran City, at around 7:15 p.m. led to the arrest of
Malic Maruhom Cadar, 48, a regional high value individual, and his cohorts identified as Romel Gilay Bucio, 35, a provincial high value individual and Czar Marveson Cortes Pacatang, 28, who was caught in the act buying suspected shabu at the area.

City Drug Enforcement Unit of Tagbilaran City Police Station led by Lt. Col. Mary Crystal Bunao Peralta, acting chief of Tagbilaran City Police Station, said both Cadar and Busio were previously arrested for violation of RA 9165 and beneficiaries of the DSWD Social Amelioration Program.

The arrested suspects were brought to Tagbilaran City Police Station for proper booking, documentation and filing of an appropriate case in court.

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