Police nab high value target drug pusher in Dumaguete

DUMAGUETE CITY — Police arrested a high value target (HVT) drug pusher and confiscated suspected shabu during an anti-illegal drugs operation at Barangay Pulantubig, Dumaguete City Wednesday afternoon.

A police report on Thursday said the warrant of arrest was served to suspect Rockwell Estoconing Cabano, 55, married, at Purok Punay in Pulantubig, Dumaguete City.

Cabano is tagged as a high value target and said to be an alleged member of the “local drug group”, the police report said.

Recovered during the anti-narcotics operations were one piece heat-sealed plastic sachet containing suspected shabu, one bundle of aluminum tin foil, two pieces of transparent plastic sachet and three pieces assorted disposable lighters.

Members of the Provincial Intelligence Branch/Special Operations Group and the Dumaguete City Police Station, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) served the search warrant issued on June 27, 2017 by Executive Judge Gerardo A. Paguio, Jr. of the Regional Trial Court of Negros Oriental.

Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act as amended have been filed against the detained suspect. Judy Flores Partlow/PNA and Photo by Juancho Gallarde-northboundasia.com