Ex-drug surrenderer caught in buy-bust operation

Packets of shabu seized during a raid at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Group in Cebu City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / MERLIE DACUNOS CEBU PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICE


LUCENA CITY – A former drug surrenderer has been arrested in a buy-bust operation in this city.

Senior Supt. Rhoderick Armamento, Quezon police provincial director, said Lucena’s anti-illegal drug operatives nabbed Joey Peñamora after he sold a sachet of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) in Barangay (village) Cotta around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday.


Police seized five small plastic sachets of shabu weighing seven grams worth P13,000. The suspect also yielded P1,500 cash money believed to be proceeds of his illegal drugs transaction.

A police intelligence operative said the sachets were newly packed and ready for distribution to drug users in the village. The operative said the suspect voluntarily surrendered as a drug pusher and user in the past “Oplan Tokhang” anti-illegal drug campaign.

“But when we recently received information from his fellow surrenderers that he returned to his illegal activity, we immediately placed him under surveillance and monitoring,” said the undercover policeman.  SFM

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