3 men nabbed for drugs belong to Ygot group
Iris Hazel Mascardo (The Freeman) - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  The three men nabbed for possessing P46 million illegal drugs last Sunday turned out to be new recruits of the Ygot drug group, according to the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO).

In the investigation, the three were found to be couriers and distributors of the Rustico Ygot drug group, Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, CCPO chief, said.

Ygot is currently detained in Muntinlupa.

"Base sa information, last year wala pa ni sila.  Karon rapud ni sila gipang-recruit through (a) middle man. Kung kinsa man ni sya, mao na sad ni atong tumbukon...so mga new recruits ni sila ni Ygot kay for this year naka-move (sell) pa ni sila last April, but karon ato ng nakuha sila," he added.

In coordination with the Regional Intelligence Unit, the CCPO was able to arrest last Sunday morning three high-value individuals identified as Rolando Ondoy Romeo, 32, his younger brother, Edward, 24, and Calvin Hermoso Valdez, 42, who are all residents of Barangay Guadalupe.

"Mao ni kunbaga iyang mga soldiers on the ground. Maoy mo-move sa iyang mga (items) kung asa ipadala or i-distribute through provinces sa Negros, Cebu, Cebu City and Bohol," said Ligan.

The supects, however, claimed that they did not personally know Ygot as there was another person that transacts with them. Ligan added that the Ygot drug group is still active in the illegal drug trading that they can even dispose up to 20 kilos of illegal drugs.

Ligan added that they have received reports that the 12 kilos of shabu intercepted in a warehouse and were placed in a LED box by the members of PDEA-7 were also believed to be from Ygot.

As of yesterday, charges for violation of Section 5 in relation to Republic Act 9165, including a case for illegal possession of firearms, were already filed against the three arrested suspects.

"Mao ni nga ngilngig sa sindikato nila na even though sa ka-istrikto sa atong mga checkpoints nakapalusot gihapon sila. They will find ways.  Ang atoa lang ani is how to monitor and gather information kung asa ilang mga drug lord," said Ligan. — GAN (FREEMAN)

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