‘Big fish’ in illegal drugs trade arrested in Dumaguete City

DUMAGUETE CITY — A man suspected of being a big fish in the illegal drugs trade in Negros Oriental was arrested following a buy-bust operation.

Carlos Jose Navarro, 42, of Tubod, Barangay Looc here was arrested after selling PHP12,000 worth of shabu to a police operative posing as a buyer, police said.

More shabu were recovered from Navarro following a body search.

According to Dumaguete Police chief, Supt. Jovito Atanacio, Navarro got his supplies from San Carlos City in Negros Occidental.

Navarro has reportedly been approached by Motong village chief Diony Amores to convince him to yield to the authorities under Oplan Tokhang but he refused. PNA/northboundasia.com