P1.2-M worth of ‘shabu’ seized from mother, son

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – The City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) here seized an estimated P1.2 million worth of illegal drugs in a buy-bust at Purok Bayanihan, Barangay Banago Wednesday afternoon.

Police identified the suspects as Regina Oro, and her son, Sam Aguirre.

Lieutenant Colonel Leonardo Borromeo, CDEU head, said both suspects are considered high-value targets in the illegal drug trade and were placed under surveillance for months now.

Recovered during the operation were 24 sachets of suspected shabu weighing 100 grams, the P1,000 marked money, and a weighing scale.

Borromeo said there were some persons inside the house when the operation happened, but when they noticed the presence of policemen, some ran away and jumped into the sea to escape since it is a coastal village.

A brief chase happened but police failed to arrest the other persons whom they claimed may have been involved in illegal drugs.

Borromeo said they already know the source of the illegal drugs, who is also part of a drug group, but he refused to elaborate in the meantime.

The recovered items were about to be repacked and probably due for distribution, he added.

Both suspects are detained at Police Station 3 for the filing of drug charges.

In a media interview, both suspects denied the allegations against them.

Oro said she was at her cousin’s house when she learned about the raid.

For his part, Aguirre said he was not present at the subject’s house and he only tagged along with a friend when the raid happened.

Both said they have no involvement in any illegal activity.

They appealed to the police to arrest the persons who actually deal drugs.