10 million pesos worth of shabu seized from 18-year-old in Mandaue City


OVER a kilo of suspected shabu was seized from an 18-year-old man during a raid by officers from Mandaue Town Police Station 4 at dawn on Saturday August 13, 2022.

Illegal drugs are worth around 10.2 million pesos, based on the standard drug price.

It was the biggest dragnet in the city since Mandaue City Police Bureau Director Col. Jeffrey Caballes took office.

Captain Armil Caloscos, Chief of Police Station 4, identified the suspect as John Alex Villaraza. Villaraza, who is believed to work for a known drug personality, is a resident of Barangay Carreta, Cebu City.

The anti-illegal drug operation took place around 1:30 am. along ML Quezon Avenue in Barangay Cabancalan, Mandaue City.

According to Caloscos, they’ve been monitoring the suspect for a month. He said it took them a week to convince Villaraza to sell them 100 grams of shabu.

Police described Villaraza as a high-value regional individual due to the illegal drugs recovered from him.

Caloscos said they continue to grill Villaraza for information on the latter’s employer.

In another anti-drug operation, officers from the Provincial Intelligence Unit of the Cebu Provincial Police Bureau arrested Jessica Estrella Espra, 37, in Barangay Lagtang, Talisay City.

The suspect seized 340,000 pesos worth of shabu, based on the standard drug price.

The raid was led by Lt. Christopher Torregosa. (BBT)

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