By Glen S. Ramos
DAVAO de Oro – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 9 together with the National Bureau of Investigation and the Mabini Municipal Police Station seized a total of P1.5 million worth of party drugs during a buy-bust operation conducted in a resort in Barangay Pindasan, Mabini, Davao de Oro on Nov. 6, 2021, at around 9:15 PM.
The subject of the buy-bust operation, Revsan Ethelbert Papay Elizalde, 33, single and a resident of Catalunan Pequeño, Davao City was arrested for selling one plastic sachet containing a violet capsule believed to be a party drug worth P2,000 and one large vacuum-sealed transparent plastic cellophane with suspected marijuana worth P6,000 to an operative from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
During the operation, his alleged cohorts were also arrested.
They were identified as Eana Faye Marie Olea, Bryk Jiordan Archival, Kurk Bryan Tiubot, Paolo Guerero.
Twelve others were also arrested in the sting operation and they are Jomark Aping, Ariel Bueno, Edel Caballero, Ronald Chuan, Fritz Dinopol, Tom Jhun Doblas, Mark Christopher Isip, Janlord Masong, Christopher Prudente, Jesus Ragas III, Giovanni Tabanao, and Jason Viduya.
They were supposedly caught in the act of having a drug session.
The authorities recovered 26 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets with suspected dried marijuana leaves in different sizes, weighing more or less 200 grams worth P24,000; three transparent plastic sachets with suspected shabu in different sizes weighing more or less ten grams worth P150,000; more or less 722 suspected party drug tablets/capsules worth P1,227,400; nine plastic bottles with suspected liquid party drugs worth P15,000; two vials containing suspected liquid party drugs worth P17,000; and 77 pieces of suspected LSD worth P130,000.
The suspects are now detained at the National Bureau of Investigation detention facility while the seized suspected illegal drugs were submitted to the PDEA Regional Office Laboratory for examination.
Cases for violation of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being prepared against the drug personalities. (ai/mtvn)