TAGBILARAN CITY – Sachets of believed to be ‘Shabu’ (methamphetamine hydrochloride) were found at Lic-lic Fast food and Su 2 Kil restaurant in barangay Manga, Tagbilaran City, informant Brgy. Kag. Marlon I. Delusa, who immediately sought for police assistance, said.
Initial investigation conducted disclosed that on or about 12:00 noon yesterday (Feb. 4, 2016) one Raymond Delusa, a customer of the restaurant, allegedly saw a coin purse on the floor, incidentally found inside were 12 pieces heat sealed plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu.
Raymond Delusa said the ‘shabu’ believed to be dropped unnoticed by an unidentified person. The finding was documented at said restaurant by PO1 John Butch PO2 Bacolot in the presence of witnesses namely; Brgy. Kagawad Marlon Delusa, ALERT members Rolando B. Sales and Silverio Ceballos and Teodula Diamante owner of the restaurant.
The items were turned over to duty investigator/custodian PO2 Max Dexter C. Bacolot and subsequently submitted them to Bohol Crime Laboratory Office in Camp Dagohoy, Tagbilaran City for qualitative and quantitative examinations, police said.
It will be recalled that sachets that were found positive of ‘shabu’ substances were discovered within the ante-room of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall, Capitol building sometime in July last year. But nobody was found to be responsible in bringing the prohibited drugs.
Recently, PDEA and police bared that most of the crimes committed, such as murder, homicide, rape, theft and robbery in Bohol were believed to be as a result of illegal drugs trade and abuse. “In most instances point to drugs menace as the reason in commission of such (crimes).”
PDEA called on local government units and other agencies working in eradicating illegal drugs to strengthen their respective programs and campaign against drugs not just foscusing on supply reduction efforts.
It will be recalled that based on Bohol Poll 2015 that 29% of Boholanos said drugs is “very serious.” This is much higher than 15% (very serious) in 2014. Only 8% said it is very serious in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The survey that took place on March 26 to April 17 showed that 28% said it is not serious and 18% “not a problem at all” and 30% said it’s “somewhat serious.”
Tagbilaran city posted the highest with 52% (“very serious;”) “somewhat serious,” 29%; not serious, 13%; and “not a problem at all,” 6%. First district had “very serious,” 24%; “somewhat serious,” 29%; “not serious,” 28%; and “not a problem at all,”18%. Second dictrict: very serious, 32%; somewhat serious, 31%; not serius, 28%; and not a problem at all, 9%. Third district had very serious, 31%; somewhat serious, 29%; Not serious, 31%; and not a problem at all, 8%. (rvo)
PIC – KAPIHAN SA PIA – Provincial director Jessamyn Anne Alcazaren, regional director Ronaldo Taghap and Leopoldo Alfanta, all of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and PIA provincial information manager Rey Chiu during the Kapihan sa PIA yesterday. (CLC)
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