By Marisol Bo-oc | 04:08 PM June 28, 2022

Philippine National Police (PNP) Officer in Charge LtGen. Vicente Danao Jr. said Central Visayas police seized P105 million worth of illegal drugs in two separate buy-bust operations in Cebu and near Osmeña Wharf in Barangay Poblacion, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on Saturday, June 25.

Police seized some P102 million worth of shabu following the arrest of two suspected big-time drug pushers in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu.

Nabbed were 46-year old Eric Felisilda and 28-year old James Vallesquina, both tagged as high-value targets operating in Central Visayas.

However, a police report showed that Felisilda was a resident of Tagbilaran City in Bohol province while Vallesquiña was a resident of  Surigao del Sur but was living in Dasmariñas City in Cavite province. 

Felisilda, in an interview with the media, also claimed he was arrested in 2006 for possession of illegal drugs in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

Police Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao, Jr., officer-in-charge of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said the operation last June 25 was carried out after an undercover policeman bought a kilo of shabu from the two men with P1 million marked money.

Seized from them were 15 kilos of shabu, one sack bag, one backpack, two paper bags, one cellphone, one ID card, and the buy-bust money.

“I congratulate our drug enforcement operatives for another big accomplishment. This only signifies that our PNP operations will be more aggressive on illegal drugs especially against high-value personalities and syndicates,” said Danao.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Officer in Charge LtGen. Vicente Danao Jr. said Central Visayas police seized P105 million worth of illegal drugs in two separate buy-bust operations in Cebu and near Osmeña Wharf in Barangay Poblacion, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on Saturday, June 25.

“Your PNP will not stop until the last person in the drug list is put to jail”, he added.

The arrested suspects are now under the custody of the police and a case for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2020, is being prepared against the two suspects.

On the same day, Danao said authorities also arrested during a string of other operations in Bacong, Negros Oriental, a suspect with some 200 grams of shabu estimated at P1.3 million; two from Talisay City, Cebu, with 150 grams of shabu valued at P1,020,000; and two more were nabbed in Toledo City, Cebu, with 100.12 grams, estimated at P680,816.

By Bohol Island News

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