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More shabu dealers fall in Cebu (August 22, 2014)

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CEBU'S police have been busy arresting persons they have long suspected to be drug dealers.

Various police units conducted separate raids in Cebu City, Consolacion and Liloan towns on Thursday, and in Lapu-Lapu City last Wednesday. Nine persons were arrested.

Total haul was estimated at P700,000 and almost P500,000 of it came the Cebu City operation.

Wednesday afternoon saw the Lapu-Lapu City police busting two men and a woman in Barangay Looc for selling shabu, and seizing from their possession.

In Sambag 1 on Thursday, Cebu City police arrested a 50-year-old laundrywoman for selling shabu to a police decoy. She had in her possession drugs worth P472,000.

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NOT JUST A LAUNDRYWOMAN. Mary Jane de Guzman, also known as Marilou Toledo, covers her face as she is arrested on suspicion of being a level 2 drug pusher in Sambag 1, Cebu City. (Alex Badayos)

Mary Jane de Guzman, a laundrywoman who also goes by the name of Marilou Toledo, was arrested by by the Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (Raidsotg) of Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas in a buy bust at Sitio Kabulihan past 12 p.m.

Police found in her room packs of shabu worth P472,000.

The shabu weighed 40 grams where each gram is worth P11,800, based on a value set by Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB).

The Raidsotg raid was made on the strength of search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 19 Judge Wilfredo Navarro.

With the volume of drugs that de Guzman can dispose in a week, she is considered a level two drug pusher who can sell almost 250 grams per week, Raidsotg chief Henrix Bancoleta said.

Bancoleta said de Guzman is part of their target list this month.

Aside from selling shabu in Sambag I, de Guzman also disposes drugs in the City of Naga, where she has a house.

Misfortune

De Guzman, a single mother of five, said in an interview that she turned to drug dealing to fix her family’s financial problem.

Her having a Grade 4 education and being a 50-year-old woman limited her chances of finding a decent job. She washed other people’s clothes for a fee.

The death of her sibling six months ago burdened her family further after the latter’s children were left in her care.

“Napugos ko kay wa man gyuy laing pangita. Unsa naman lang akong ipakaon sa mga bata? Kung masakit sila, dili nalang nako sila dadon sa hospital kay way kwarta?” she told Sun.Star Cebu.

She knew the risk of selling drugs, like being arrested and spending time in jail, or worse, some drug dealers get killed if they failed to remit their proceeds.

On Thursday, her fear was realized after a man she taught was going to buy shabu from her turned out to be a policeman.

Lapu-Lapu

In Lapu-Lapu last Wednesday, Police Station 3 operatives confiscated 12 sachets of shabu from Paul Boroy, 33; Jovelina Potot, 33; and Ferdinand Nillama, 48.

The operation, led by Police Station 3 Chief Wilbert Parilla, took place past 4 p.m. in Boroy’s house in Purok Gumamela.

The Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) has stepped up its fight against illegal drug upon the mandate of Mayor Paz Radaza who wants the tourism-dependent city to be free from illegal drugs.

Boroy, the subject of the buy-bust, handed a small sachet of shabu to a police officer who posed as buyer in exchange for P200 in marked money. Police had placed him under surveillance for two weeks.

Police then came forward and arrested him. A body search on him and his two companions yielded more illegal drugs.

The suspects were detained at the Police Station 3 in Barangay Gun-ob.

Five days earlier, police caught a couple and two others in a raid in Barangay Calawisan, and seized from them shabu worth P472,000.

Arrested were Aldrin Potot, 33; his wife, Farra, 33; Rey Ann Goyongon, 24; and Eduardo Macaya Jr., 28. Police recovered three firearms and a hand grenade from the couple’s rented house.

Consolacion

Also at dawn Thursday, police arrested a top drug personality in Barangay Jugan, Consolacion.

They confiscated from Nelson Pilapil, 47, packs of shabu worth about P200,000, drug-sniffing paraphernalia, a .22 rifle and rifle-propelled grenade.

Town police chief Senior Inspector Franco Rudolfo Oriol said they stormed Pilapil’s house at 4:30 a.m. on the basis of a search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 56 Judge Teresita Galanida.

Pilapil was still asleep. Police consider him a big-time drug pusher in Consolacion.

Pilapil professed his innocence when police interviewed him, Oriol said.

Liloan

Also on Thursday in Liloan town, the police rounded up four men in Barangays Poblacion and Ubay.

Liloan Police Station chief Senior Inspector Ramil Morpos said they first caught Johnandino Laag, 34; his brother Juanito Laag, 32; and cohort Mamerto Uling, 30.

Johnandino, a level two drug pusher, was the subject of another search warrant issued by Judge Galanida.

Police seized from him and his two companions P50,000 worth of shabu and two airguns in Poblacion at 6:45 a.m.

During a follow-up operation, the police caught Stanley Casona, 28, in Barangay Ubay at 8 a.m. Recovered from him were two medium packs of shabu worth P8,500 and .357 revolver with six live ammunitions.

Liloan police chief Morpos told Sun.Star Cebu said Casona was the supplier of Johnandino.

Police found in Casona’s possession a notebook with a list of drug dealers. Johnandino’s name is in it.

P25-M haul, so far

Those arrested will be charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and for some, for possession of illegal firearms.

Senior Superintendent Conrado Capa, deputy PRO-Central Visayas director for operations, said that from July to August 15 this year, they have arrested 313 people, confiscated some P25 million of drugs and 65 firearms in their campaign against illegal drugs.

They have intensified the drug campaign, it being the priority of PRO-Central Visayas Director Prudencio Tom Bañas since he assumed office last June.

On August 9, a 14-year-old girl was arrested by the police, who confiscated from her an estimated P5.9 million worth of shabu in Labangon, Cebu City.

On August 19, four men were arrested and yielded P400,000 worth of illegal drugs during an operation in Sibonga town and Carcar City.

 

On the same day, former policeman Antonio Aguisanda was arrested and was caught with packs of white crystalline substance believed to be shabu worth P328,000. (DS

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2014/08/22/more-shabu-dealers-fall-cebu-361146

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CaptainNemo

The Chinese drug syndicates control almost all production with their superlabs..  In the video of the quezon mayor slappin the Chinese drug dealers..he then clowns around without breaking a sweat known his big money connections will see him off.  While the pinoy guys doing hand to hand deals do the time.

http://www.interaksyon.com/article/92937/video--qc-mayor-slaps-arrested-chinese-drug-dealer-10-kilos-of-shabu-seized

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I dont know but i can almost tell you before i read the paper what was said.....  Bus accident,,, jeep accident .. etc... NOT my fault no brakes....  drug dealer caught ,, robbery... theft... etc... we are poor .... just a never ending recycle of the same thing over and over...  Really gives a bad name to the millions of people who wake up every day and go to work to include trike drivers.. labours.. etc..


The Chinese drug syndicates control almost all production with their superlabs..  In the video of the quezon mayor slappin the Chinese drug dealers..he then clowns around without breaking a sweat known his big money connections will see him off.  While the pinoy guys doing hand to hand deals do the time.

http://www.interaksyon.com/article/92937/video--qc-mayor-slaps-arrested-chinese-drug-dealer-10-kilos-of-shabu-seized

You may be right but these hand to hand guys were they forced to sell drugs to their fellow countrymen?  

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Of course its their choice to push shabu...They could also choose to watch their wife and kids starve..we all know the government and people would drive by without a care.  That combined with having literally nothing to lose..make it seem like why not..  They know if they don’t satisfy the demand, someone else would just be the one making the money. 

 

What im saying is, to have an impact on the shabu use in this country you have to dismantle the Chinese syndicates at the top.  Most pushers only have to fear PDEA as the local police are all on the take, this is widely accepted as fact.  When shabu is confiscated(maybe as tax) they will trade it for sex many times.

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Of course its their choice to push shabu...They could also choose to watch their wife and kids starve..we all know the government and people would drive by without a care.  That combined with having literally nothing to lose..make it seem like why not..  They know if they don’t satisfy the demand, someone else would just be the one making the money. 

 

I'm sorry, but I have to completely disagree with your line of reasoning. If you think most shabu pushers use their money for their families, you are out of your mind. Most of them are also addicts themselves. ALL of their money goes to support their habit...and nothing else. My SIL's partner (the father of her son but they aren't married) is a pusher and an addict. For the past three years he has sunk lower and lower, and has dragged his family down with him. The SIL is also probably an addict now (she shows the signs), and their son was starving to death until my in-laws and the head of the Cebu DSWD went and paid them a visit, and forced them to sign over custody to the in-laws or face jail time for child abuse and be forced to get drug tested. The SIL now lives with the in-laws (so she can be near her son), but she still visits her partner on weekends in a squatter shack he shares with his brother (who is also a pusher/addict) in Barangay Suba in Cebu City. They are typical shabu pushers. We hope he gets arrested and sent to prison, so the family can pull the SIL back from the edge.

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each gram is worth P11,800, based on a value set by Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB).

 

P11,800 at 44 php to usd would be equal to $274 a gram.  That cant be right.  According to this site (http://www.crystalmethaddiction.org/Crystal_Meth_Prices.htm)  in the USA a gram sells for about $80.

 

A 3.5x difference in price?  Maybe its like those vegetables imported from Australia.  What are the users doing, a granule per time?  There is no way Filipino addicts can afford such a drug, even with pushing and thieving.

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Of course its their choice to push shabu...They could also choose to watch their wife and kids starve..we all know the government and people would drive by without a care.  That combined with having literally nothing to lose..make it seem like why not..  They know if they don’t satisfy the demand, someone else would just be the one making the money. 

 

What im saying is, to have an impact on the shabu use in this country you have to dismantle the Chinese syndicates at the top.  Most pushers only have to fear PDEA as the local police are all on the take, this is widely accepted as fact.  When shabu is confiscated(maybe as tax) they will trade it for sex many times.

 

 

 

 

 

Looks to me what your saying is its the goverments fault for not providing food and shelter

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Never would have believed it if I did not read it here....known the lady for 8 years n never suspected she had any drug involvement.....There you go..lol

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Looks to me what your saying is its the goverments fault for not providing food and shelter

I know smoky likes to bring the hardline republican grab your boots get yur guns attitude...I’m actually not a bleeding heart liberal, id say mo of a moderate.  Im not big on discussing politics, but it refers to your question about “do i think its the governments job” etc..

If only a small % of the money thats misappropriated by the government went to the people, it would be a game changer.  In the US, being down and out and starving means Section 8, a welfare check and foodstamps.  Here, starving is literally starving..

 

I'm sorry, but I have to completely disagree with your line of reasoning. If you think most shabu pushers use their money for their families, you are out of your mind. Most of them are also addicts themselves. ALL of their money goes to support their habit...and nothing else. My SIL's partner (the father of her son but they aren't married) is a pusher and an addict. For the past three years he has sunk lower and lower, and has dragged his family down with him. The SIL is also probably an addict now (she shows the signs), and their son was starving to death until my in-laws and the head of the Cebu DSWD went and paid them a visit, and forced them to sign over custody to the in-laws or face jail time for child abuse and be forced to get drug tested. The SIL now lives with the in-laws (so she can be near her son), but she still visits her partner on weekends in a squatter shack he shares with his brother (who is also a pusher/addict) in Barangay Suba in Cebu City. They are typical shabu pushers. We hope he gets arrested and sent to prison, so the family can pull the SIL back from the edge.

First off, im pretty sure those guys dwelling in shacks are just runners.. As penalties are stiff, they take the money to the dealer and bring you back your stuff.  Yes runners will most likely have a habit themselves.  Or he could be selling a few bags himself for the main man on commission.  Take these and bring back 3k peso and ill give u 500 etc...

 

What i said about the police using drugs in exchange for sexual favors is true.  Threw there connections with the runners, or whoever pays them off, they also learn of the girls that use...

Of course sometimes the local barangay grapevine is enough to know which chicks are using, its much more common among guys tho.  Confiscated drugs coming from those upstart shabu cowboys nearby who don’t have the same favor/friendship with local Pulis.

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P11,800 at 44 php to usd would be equal to $274 a gram.  That cant be right.  According to this site (http://www.crystalmethaddiction.org/Crystal_Meth_Prices.htm)  in the USA a gram sells for about $80.

 

A 3.5x difference in price?  Maybe its like those vegetables imported from Australia.  What are the users doing, a granule per time?  There is no way Filipino addicts can afford such a drug, even with pushing and thieving.

Wrong..its actually alarmingly common and a big part of the culture that runs right beneath the surface.  Just like pot plant seizures, the police and papers sensationalize the “street value” of whatevers confiscated

 

Truthfully, pinoys will buy 100p or 200P worth at a time.  This will see them “tama tama” or high, for a day and change depending on the strength.  If you and your amigos are poor..they have chip in chip in..or each contribute 50pesos and pass it around.

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I know smoky likes to bring the hardline republican grab your boots get yur guns attitude...I’m actually not a bleeding heart liberal, id say mo of a moderate.  Im not big on discussing politics, but it refers to your question about “do i think its the governments job” etc..

If only a small % of the money thats misappropriated by the government went to the people, it would be a game changer.  In the US, being down and out and starving means Section 8, a welfare check and foodstamps.  Here, starving is literally starving..

 

First off, im pretty sure those guys dwelling in shacks are just runners.. As penalties are stiff, they take the money to the dealer and bring you back your stuff.  Yes runners will most likely have a habit themselves.  Or he could be selling a few bags himself for the main man on commission.  Take these and bring back 3k peso and ill give u 500 etc...

 

What i said about the police using drugs in exchange for sexual favors is true.  Threw there connections with the runners, or whoever pays them off, they also learn of the girls that use...

Of course sometimes the local barangay grapevine is enough to know which chicks are using, its much more common among guys tho.  Confiscated drugs coming from those upstart shabu cowboys nearby who don’t have the same favor/friendship with local Pulis.

yes your right we should get rid of all the CHINESE drug dealers after all they are making the most profit ... of couse then the local dealers will have to go back to robbing jeeps and snatching ladies bags..   in a perfect world there are no theives , drug dealers of any race .. and stealing ,,, drunk driving ,,, etc.. if that world is anywhere its sure not on this earth... So in the usa we should not arrest the poor black and mexican drug dealers and only arrest the columbians?

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Being down and out in the usa means section 8 is there but its a 3 year waiting period ((( wait i stand corrected its 3 years if you mark WHITE on the form )))..... food stamps are there its a 3 day stand in line process and you need an address and phone number and lots of id and many dont have that ... So i guess you just have to wait 3 days for something to eat and 3 years for a place to stay ... And you seem to forget the way the philippines is run is by people ELECTED  So its not up to us all we can do is try to protect our own familys and children ... Do you really think it will make me feel sorry for the dealer who sells drugs to MY children because they are poor...

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yes your right we should get rid of all the CHINESE drug dealers after all they are making the most profit ... of couse then the local dealers will have to go back to robbing jeeps and snatching ladies bags..   in a perfect world there are no theives , drug dealers of any race .. and stealing ,,, drunk driving ,,, etc.. if that world is anywhere its sure not on this earth... So in the usa we should not arrest the poor black and mexican drug dealers and only arrest the columbians?

And you seem to forget the way the philippines is run is by people ELECTED-  this means next to nothing here..

 

Tell your kid not to buy shabu...likewise don’t feel bad about the dealer selling it to him

 

America has lost its war on drugs and filled its prison without seeming to have an impact of the drug trade.  The Colombians are smugglers.  The Chinese syndicates produce mass quantities right here in the Phils.  If you want to effect change, have to dismantle these.

 

Not all pushers would transition to violent crime/or are violent criminals.

 

Did you wait 3 years before gettin your section 8 smokes? :hi:

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Wrong..its actually alarmingly common and a big part of the culture that runs right beneath the surface.

 

I am aware of that and through family connections it seems that the price quoted in the news paper is not accurate.  $2 worth of shabu at a rate of $274 a gram would be about 8 milligrams.

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I am aware of that and through family connections it seems that the price quoted in the news paper is not accurate.  $2 worth of shabu at a rate of $274 a gram would be about 8 milligrams.

 

        I have no experience with drugs, or dealers, in the PI.  But one way the COPs in any area in the US, and the country overall, know how well they are doing is to watch the price a drug brings. It is a supply and demand thing. Meth in California was $50 to $100 a gram, usually. If it is $274 a gram in Cebu, the PI drug enforcement must be doing a bang up job. But we know that is not so, so we must have the wrong numbers. Could this maybe be in Pesos? That would be a more likely number.

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