6 people arrested for “selling” drugs


SIX people, including two couples, were arrested in two separate drug enforcement operations in Cebu City from April 3-4, 2022.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Visayas (PDEA 7) agents arrested living partners Joselito Lao, 61, and Christina Clemente, 60, in Barangay Lorega San Miguel at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday 3 April. the couple’s son Jake Lao and his friend Eduardo Cabasag, both 39.

Anti-drug officers recovered approximately 12 grams of suspected shabu worth 81,000 pesos from the four suspects.

In a statement, PDEA 7 officials said they had received reports that the couple were involved in maintaining a drug den in the area. They launched the operation after confirming the information.

On Monday, April 4, another couple was arrested the same day in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City at 2 a.m.

The drug arrest, carried out by members of the Police Drug Enforcement Group-Central Visayas (PDEG 7), resulted in the arrest of Carlden Englatera, 30, and his partner Celeste Basiga, 40.

Englatera, who works as a motorcycle taxi driver, and Basiga, who is a hairdresser, are both residents of Barangay Tabok, Mandaue town.

Recovered from the couple, shabu worth 68,000 pesos. Captain Roy Rondina of PDEG 7 said a recently arrested drug suspect informed them of the illegal activity of Englatera and Basiga.

The six drug suspects will be charged with violating Republic Act 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (HIC, BBT)


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