Construction worker, 2 others fall in drug bust

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A 33-year-old construction worker and his two friends were arrested in a drug buy-bust operation at Cassandra crossing in Brgy. Punta Tabuc here, June 16, 2017.

Ryan Cabalquinto also injured his foot when he tried to escape from the police officers by jumping into the Panay River here.

A total of 13 sachets of suspected shabu worth P40,000, several drug paraphernalia and the P500 marked money were recovered from Cabalquinto.

Jane Castillo, 27, also of Punta Tabuc; and Dominador Romero, 38, of Brgy. Dinginan here were also arrested after they were caught in the middle of a pot session inside Cabalquinto’s house.

A drug surrenderee, Cabalquinto admitted to selling drugs as they have no money for the burial of his father Joseph who died in a road accident recently.

Charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 will be filed against the suspects on June 19.

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