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Cebu cops jail security guard with P11M worth of suspected shabu

/ 05:18 PM March 30, 2018

CEBU CITY—Police seized more than P11 million worth of suspected shabu from a security guard in a drug bust operation along Bontorres St., Barangay Basak San Nicholas, Cebu City past noon on Friday.

Mario de Jesus, 34, was detained at the Punta Princessa police precinct pending the filing of charges of possession and peddling of illegal drugs.

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Seized from him were four extra large packs and a medium-sized sachet containing suspected shabu, P15,000 boodle money, and P8,000 believed to be proceeds of illegal drugs trade.

De Jesus, however, claimed that the seized shabu came from his cousin.

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Chief Insp. Henrix Bangcoleta, station commander of Punta police precinct, said they have been monitoring De Jesus for almost two weeks before conducting the operation.

Bangcoleta added the operatives only negotiated for a medium-sized shabu and were surprised upon seeing the large packs.

The arrest of De Jesus was a product of the joint operation of Punta Princessa police, Pardo police and Mambaling police precincts.

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