In this photo taken in May 2015 Senior Supt Fer

first_imgIn this photo, taken in May 2015, Senior Supt. Fermin Armendarez III, chief of CIDG-7, checks one of the firearms seized in simultaneous raids in the different parts of Cebu. Last Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, CIDG-7 police officers nabbed two men for delivering a paper bag containing 2.5 kilograms of shabu valued at P28.5 million. (Photo by JUNJIE MENDOZA/Cebu Daily News)CEBU CITY —Wanting to have money for Christmas, two men agreed to deliver for another man a paper bag decorated like a Christmas gift without knowing what was really in it.So Friday, at around 6 p.m., Roljoy Rosette, 33, and Joshel Delfin de Jesus, 28, delivered the “gift” to the recipient on Sixth Street at the North Reclamation Area in Cebu City.ADVERTISEMENT London rated best city for students View comments Bar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’ He said agents would start tracing who the suppliers of Rosette and De Jesus were.“We also would want to know if it was really them whom we talk to before the operation,” Armendarez said.He said he believed there were still individuals who continued peddling shabu despite the relentless campaign against illegal drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte.“That has been their source of income. They will really find a way to continue their operations especially that Christmas is approaching,” Armendarez said.Rosette and De Jesus are currently detained at the CIDG-7 stockade.According to the records of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), police confiscated a total of P99.1-million worth of shabu in the region from July 1 to Dec. 1.At least 4,306 drug suspects hav been arrested in various police operations, while 91,856 drug dependents and peddlers have surrendered to authorities.A total of 149 drug suspects have been killed in police operations, while 219 have been gunned down by unknown assailants. -ATM MOST READ Read Next Dagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition raps The recipient turned out to be an undercover police officer – and inside the paper bag were two large packs of metamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, weighing a total of two and a half kilograms and valued at P29.5 million, according to an estimate of the Dangerous Drugs Board.After handing over the bag, the undercover officer gave them another paper bag that contained bills.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOBREAK: Suspension of Lotto operations lifted – PaneloNEWSINFODuterte to Cayetanos: ‘Kailan kaya matapos ang dynasty niyo?’NEWSINFOIndian family caught taking items from Bali hotel, sparking criticism onlineAt this point other cops came out and arrested them.The two men will be sued for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, a nonbailable offense, according to Supt. Fermin Armendarez, deputy chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7). WBC suspends Whyte’s status as interim world heavyweight champion Philippines ‘fires off’ diplomatic protest over Chinese vessels circling Pag-asa Island “Had I known that the paper bag contained shabu, I would not have agreed to deliver it. I really had no idea what its content was,” Rosette, a resident of Barangay Quiot, said.He said he didn’t know the passenger’s name but he could remember his face.He said the passenger gave him P250 as taxi fare.Rosette said he requested his friend De Jesus, a construction worker, to accompany him in delivering the paper bag.“I regretted delivering the paper bag,” Rosette said.In his own defense, De Jesus said he agreed to accompany Rosette, hoping that he too would get P1,000 from the passenger.“We could use the money this Christmas,” De Jesus said.But Armendarez said, CIDG-7 received an information four months earlier that the suspects had been selling large amounts of shabu.The CIDG-7 agents transacted with the suspects but the latter allegedly refused to deal with them early on.“They were very elusive,” Armendarez said. “But we did not give up until they finally gave in to our request at around 2 p.m. today (Friday).” Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indian coffee magnate’s body found by river LATEST STORIES PNP chief warns drug lords: Drug war to be relentless amid Holy Week PLAY LIST 01:13PNP chief warns drug lords: Drug war to be relentless amid Holy Week01:592 suspected terrorists linked to Daulah Islamiyah nabbed in QC00:55Duterte still trusts ex-Customs chief Lapeña despite drug raps, says Palace03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension The complaint will be filed against the suspects before the Cebu City Prosecutors’ Office next week.MORE STORIESnewsinfoDagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition rapsnewsinfoLondon rated best city for studentsnewsinfoBar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’MORE STORIESnewsinfoDagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition rapsnewsinfoLondon rated best city for studentsnewsinfoBar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’Both Rosette and Delfin denied peddling illegal drugs.“We were just requested to deliver this one,” Rosette, a driver of a motorcycle-for-hire, told reporters.He said it was a male passengers requested him to deliver the paper bag to another man who would pick it up on Sixth Street in Barangay Carreta.The passenger, he said, promised to give him P1,000 after the delivery.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

Leave a Reply