NBI Agent in Charge of Bohol District Office, Attorney Renan Oliva said Borja was allegedly selling these drugs in Panglao, which is known for its large number of tourists.
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Son of Tagbilaran city official: Man nabbed for ‘selling’ party drugs
Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The son of Tagbilaran City’s administrator was nabbed in a buy-bust operation in a hotel along Gallares Street, Tagbilaran City, Bohol for allegedly selling illegal party drugs or ecstasy.

In a joint-operation between the operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Bohol last Saturday evening, they arrested Eric John Borja.

Borja is a job order employee of the Tagbilaran City hall and a son of the city administrator.

Seized from him were seven tablets of suspected ecstasy with estimated cost of almost P12,000. The said party drugs cost P1,500 each.

NBI Agent in Charge of Bohol District Office, Attorney Renan Oliva said Borja was allegedly selling these drugs in Panglao, which is known for its large number of tourists.

Oliva said Borja was placed under surveillance for two months after they got information about party drugs circulating in Panglao.

"Iyang mga baligyaan mga batan-on, mao nang dugay mi nakapalit. Pero duna nami nakuha na information na ang party drugs naa na sa Bohol, nikalat na ba," Oliva added.

In their investigation, authorities found out that the source of his drugs are from Cebu, based on his phone messages and conversations.

Oliva said they are yet to determine the exact place in Cebu and the names of his drug sources. However, Oliva clarified that they are now monitoring these personalities.

The suspect is now detained at the NBI detention cell and will face charges for violation section 5 and section 11 of the anti-drugs law. (FREEMAN)

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