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Pusher, user fall after citizens told the police

CEBU, Philippines — A drug pusher and a user were arrested in an intensified operation conducted by the Talisay City police Wednesday afternoon.

Senior Police Officer 1 Erwin Carbonquillo of Talisay City Police Station said that around 1:30 pm, they received calls from concerned citizens reporting illegal drug activities in Sitio Molave, Barangay Tabunok.

The police immediately went to the area and arrested Louie Niño Cabigas, 30, a resident of the place, in the act of possessing materials used in sniffing shabu.

Police recovered drug paraphernalia from his possession such as two disposable lighters, two rolled aluminum tin foil used as a burner, tooter, and one strip of aluminum tin foil used as funnel.

Hours later, around 9:45 p.m. the station received information from concern citizens on illegal activities in Sitio Dawis Ramona, Barangay Tabunok. The informant particularly mentioned that minors were also involved in selling illegal drugs.  Responding policemen arrested Joseph Oporto, 46, of Ramona Extension, Barangay Cansojong Talisay City, who yielded a medium pack of suspected shabu worth P15, 000.

Cabonquillo said both Cabigas and Oporto were newly identified drug personalities. (FREEMAN)

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