The top drug personality in Cagayan de Oro was arrested in a drug buybust operation at 4:10am, Sunday, January 5, 2020 by a composite team of several police units in Cagayan de Oro at San Nicholas, Puntod.

In a press release, Police Regional Office 10 identified the suspect as Dixon Eballe Sambaan, 42 years old, married, jobless, and resident of the same place and tagged as High Value Target (HVT) involved in illegal drugs trade ranked no. 1 in the city and no. 5 in the region. He was arrested by joint elements of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 10 (RDEU), City Intelligence Branch (CIB) and Cagayan de Oro Police Office (COCPO) Police Station 5.

Bought from the suspect was one piece heat-sealed transparent cellophane containing white crystalline granules of suspected shabu weighing 0.2 gram in exchange of ordinary buybust money.

Recovered from the suspect during the operation were another two pieces of large size of heat-sealed sachet of suspected shabu with estimate weight of 30 grams having an estimated street value of P204,000 and an ordinary P1,000 buybust money.

Accordingly, the suspect was previously arrested twice of the same offense but the first case was dismissed and the suspect availed a Plea Bargaining Agreement during the second case.

Suspect is now detained at Macabalan Police Station for appropriate case filing.

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