Suspects arrested in a P40M drug bust in Bohol linked to Chinese Golden Triad syndicate, PRO7 Director says.
This was revealed by Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, Regional Director Police Regional Office 7 in a virtual press briefing this morning with Bohol and Cebu media at Camp Francisco Dagohoy Tagbilaran City.
Ferro said that based on their investigation that the illegal drugs came from the triad.
“When we were in the drug enforcement before in 2016 to 2019, there is a lot of tea packing wrapper to conceal the illegal drugs,” said Ferro.
He added that they have seen it in several occasions where tea packing wrapper were used especially in the magnetic lifter siezure by the Bureau of Customs.
“We believe that they are not coming from Bohol but we are conducting investigation because we believe that Bohol has no capability of having that kind of manufacturing or cladestine laboratory,” said Ferro.
The packing is a signature that the illegal drugs were smuggled shabu from the triad.
He added that the packaging indicates they are connected with the triad drug syndicate.
Police authorities have siezed the illegal drugs packed in a four Chinese tea bags.
Around 5:45 pm, May 25, at Sitio Antipolo, Dampas, Tagbilaran City, elements of RDEU-PRO7, PDEA-Bohol, Tagbilaran City Police Station, Provincial Mobile Force Company Bohol, PNP DEG-SOU5 and Provincial Intelligence Branch/Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit led by Police Lieutenant Colonel Barnard Dasugo arrested Lelit Dajao, married, 44 years old and a resident of Tanghaligue,Talibon, Chello Mae Pescura, married, 33 years old, jobless, married and a resident of Cawayan, Inabanga, Junalyn Matura, 32 years old, single with live-in partner, jobless and a resident of Bingag, Dauis and Humprey Cenabre, 34 years old, travel and tour operator driver and a resident of barangay Liloan Norte, Inabanga.
Seized from the suspects were three heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu with combined weight of more or less 15 grams and a two Chinese tea bags containing suspected shabu with combined of more or less 2 kilograms and has a Dangerous Drugs Board value of P13, 702, 000.00.
In a follow-up buy bust operation around 6:15 pm at Purok 2, Tanghaligue, Talibon, Police authorities arrested Jaime Dajao, 44 years old, married, jobless and a resident of Purok 2, barangay Tanghaligi.
Seized from the suspect were four Chinese tea bags containing suspected shabu estimated at 4 kilograms and has a Dangerous Drugs Board value of P27, 200, 000.00.
Jaime and Lelit Dajao are husband and wife.
The arrested suspects together with the siezed evidences were presented to Bohol and Cebu media during the briefing.
The successful operation was a product of month long surveillances and anti-illegal of drug operations in Bohol said Ferro.
PBGen. Ferro has commended the successful anti-illegal drug operations of the Bohol Provincial Police Office under the leadership of its officer in charge Police Colonel Joselito Clarito despite the on going health crisis.DCR