Student with more than P2.5M worth of shabu arrested in Cebu

  • A student was caught in possession of suspected illegal drugs in Cebu City
  • The estimated street value of suspected illegal drugs seized from him was more than P2.5M

A student was caught in possession of suspected shabu worth more than P2.5 million on Wednesday evening in Cebu City.

The suspect was identified as Orpheus Edorne Pangilinan, 26, who was considered a level 1 high value target.

He was detained at the Cebu City Police Office pending filing of charges for violating Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Seized from the suspect were suspected shabu packed in one small-sized sachet, 8 medium-sized sachets and three large sachets.

Cebu City Police Intelligence Branch chief Superintendent Cristopher Navida said they monitored the suspect for three weeks before conducting the drug buy-bust operation in Sitio Romblon, Barangay Inayawan.

Chief Navida disclosed that they received a tip about the suspect’s alleged illegal activities from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Central Visayas (BJMP-7).

Senior Insp. John Escober said that the suspect is one of the suppliers of illegal drugs in the area and nearby barangays.