Charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous

first_imgCharges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (Republic Act 9165), particularly for selling shabu, will be filed against Abelgas at the Talisay City Prosecutors’ Office.MORE STORIESnewsinfoDagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition rapsnewsinfoLondon rated best city for studentsnewsinfoBar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’MORE STORIESnewsinfoDagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition rapsnewsinfoLondon rated best city for studentsnewsinfoBar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’The offense is non-bailable.PDEA-7 has yet to determine the participations of the other respondents.Abelgas, whose uncle was linked to the group of slain drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz, spoke on behalf of the other suspects and denied having in possession of the seized items.He said he was selling drugs but not as much as those seized by the PDEA-7 agents.ADVERTISEMENT WBC suspends Whyte’s status as interim world heavyweight champion Bar test panel chairs for 2019, 2020 vow ‘very reasonable examination’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Abelgas was arrested in 2010 for selling illegal drugs but was released from the Cebu City Jail in 2016 after the court dismissed the charges filed against him.Months after, Abelgas said he decided to sell again illegal drugs to provide for his needs.“Because of poverty, I was forced to sell illegal drugs again,” he explained.PDEA-7 Director Yogi Filemon Ruiz said a surveillance operation was conducted against Abelgas after his name cropped up in previous operations.Ruiz said his office had communicated with Abelgas who agreed to deliver a medium-size pack of shabu worth P300,000 to a poseur buyer in Barangay Dumlog past 9 a.m. on Friday.When the transaction was consummated, agents of the PDEA-7 then arrived and arrested him. /atm PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension LATEST STORIES Dagupan church workers, parishioners back Villegas amid sedition raps Indian coffee magnate’s body found by river Philippines ‘fires off’ diplomatic protest over Chinese vessels circling Pag-asa Islandcenter_img View comments MOST READ CEBU CITY — At least five kilos of shabu worth P20.4 million were seized in a raid inside a subdivision in Talisay City, southern Cebu province on Friday, two days after President Rodrigo Duterte announced that Cebu had the highest drug rate in the country.Marwin Abelgas, 27, the alleged leader of the Abelgas Drug Group in Cebu, was arrested shortly after he handed over a pack of shabu to an undercover agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) at Deca Homes Subdivision in Barangay Dumlog, Talisay on Friday morning.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next London rated best city for students Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike Also arrested were five of his alleged accomplices – Kate Estrera, 23; Juvan Torres, 28; Wyett Arceo, 19; and Daphni Rose Flores, 26.Found inside his house were 10 large-size packs of shabu weighing five kilos, three other packs containing 0.09 grams of shabu, a weighing scale, and four automated teller machine (ATM) cards.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOBREAK: Suspension of Lotto operations lifted – PaneloNEWSINFODuterte to Cayetanos: ‘Kailan kaya matapos ang dynasty niyo?’NEWSINFOIndian family caught taking items from Bali hotel, sparking criticism onlineIt was so far the biggest haul by PDEA-7 since Duterte launched his relentless drive against illegal drugs in July last year.On Wednesday, during his speech at the Philippine Councilors’ League 10th National Congress in Pasay City on Wednesday, Duterte said the drug problem in the Philippines had reached epidemic proportions, with Cebu having the highest drug rate in the country.last_img