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Awol cop arrested in Cebu drug bust

By: - Senior Reporter / @inquirervisayas
/ 12:31 PM February 08, 2017
Shabu (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ ALLAN MACATUNO)

Shabu. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ ALLAN MACATUNO

CEBU CITY — Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) arrested on Tuesday night a policeman and two other persons inside an alleged drug den in Barangay Calamba, Cebu City.

PO1 Julius Cuyos, who had not reported for duty since 2015, did not resist arrest, said PDEA-7 Director Yogi Filemon Ruiz in a press conference Wednesday morning.

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Also arrested were Grace Escopete and Edgar Rafols, the alleged caretaker of the house.

The subject of the drug bust, Marites Aniñon, eluded arrest.

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Recovered from the alleged drug den were packs of shabu amounting to P130,000.

Cuyos, Escopete and Rafols were subjected to drug test after their arrest and were found positive for the prohibited substance, said Ruiz.

Charges for violating Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, particularly for visiting a drug den would be filed against Cuyos and Escopet.

A complaint would be filed against Rafols for “visiting a drug den” while Aniñon, for selling illegal drugs.

“This is just a small group but we consider them high-value targets mainly because they (Aniñon and Rafols) operate a drug den,” Ruiz said. CBB

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