Cops probe inmate’s role in drug trade

Tagbilaran City—Following the seizure of the P11 million worth of suspected shabu (crystal meth) last Wednesday, authorities are looking into the possible involvement of a Bohol District Jail inmate in the drug trade.

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, BDJ warden Chief Insp. Richard Tulabing said he was going to investigate the alleged links of BDJ inmate Jojo Aguilar to suspected drug pusher Joseph Alburadora, who was arrested Wednesday with P11 million worth of shabu in his possession.

With Alburadora’s arrest, the Provincial Intelligence Branch learned the illegal drugs operation was allegedly being orchestrated by Aguilar from inside the jail.

Tulabing, only a week old in his post as warden, said he had created a team to investigate the alleged role of Aguilar in the drug trade.

Last Wednesday night, police raided the home of Alburadora in Barangay Mansasa armed with a search warrant (not arrest warrant as earlier reported).

The raid yielded 36 large and 17 medium-sized packs of shabu with an estimated weight of 935 grams and a street value of P11 million.

The drug haul is the largest seized by local police in a single operation since May 2017. 

On May 6, 2017, police confiscated P18 million worth of shabu from high-value target Teofilo Campus. 

Topics: crystal meth , Bohol District Jail , Richard Tulabing , Jojo Aguilar , Joseph Alburadora
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