C. Visayas cops seize P105-M worth of illegal drugs

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

June 26, 2022, 2:48 pm

MANILA – The police seized about PHP105 million worth of illegal drugs in separate buy-bust operations in Central Visayas over the weekend.

Two high-value suspects were caught with 15 kilos of shabu worth about PHP102 million near the Osmeña Wharf in Barangay Poblacion, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on Saturday.

The Philippine National Police on Sunday identified the suspects as Eric Felisilda, 46, and Neil James Vallesquina, (alias Bolantoy), 28.

They reportedly came from Manila.

They also yielded one sack bag, one backpack, two paper bags, one mobile phone, an identification card, and buy-bust money.

In other operations on the same day, one suspect was arrested in Bacong, Negros Oriental with 200 grams of shabu worth PHP1.3 million; two fell in Talisay City, Cebu with 150 grams of shabu valued at PHP1,020,000; and two more were nabbed in Toledo City, Cebu with 100.12 grams, estimated at PHP680,816.

"I congratulate our drug enforcement operatives for another big accomplishment. This only signifies that our PNP operations will be more aggressive on illegal drugs, especially against high-value personalities and syndicates. Your PNP will not stop until the last person in the drug list is put to jail,” PNP Officer-in-Charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao said in a statement on Sunday, referring to the Lapu-Lapu City operation. (PNA)