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Village chief, man nabbed for keeping P2.1M shabu in Cebu

/ 07:23 PM July 05, 2017

At least P1.5 million worth of shabu has been seized from Efipania Alvizo, village chief of Malabago in Badian town, Cebu during a buy-bust operation in her house on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (PHOTO BY TONEE DESPOJO / CDN)

CEBU CITY — A barangay (village) chairman and a resident were arrested on Wednesday morning after more than P2.1 million worth of shabu were seized in separate operations in Badian town, about 106 kilometers southwest of here.

Epifania Alvizo, village chief of Malabago in Badian, and Ronan Librando were detained at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) in Cebu City pending filing of charges.

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Librando was the first to fall after PDEA-7 agents pounced on him following a buy-bust operation at Sitio Cabil-isan, Barangay Banhigan, Badian about 4:30 a.m.

Seized from the suspect were two packs of shabu worth P600,000, a spot report from PDEA-7 said.

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In less than two hours, another team conducted a separate buy-bust operation in Alvizo’s house in Barangay Malabago.

The village chief was arrested after the agents seized at least 550 grams of shabu worth about P1,500,000.  SFM

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