Police manning the quarantine checkpoint along the National Highway in Taboc, Opol, Misamis Oriental arrested a driver/agent of diaper products after he was caught in the act of transporting a huge volume of shabu at around 1:00am, May 21, 2020.
In a press release, the suspect was identified as Junnel B. Lorenzo, 35years old, married and a resident of Zone 5, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City. A joint team of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) and Misamis Oriental Provincial Police Office were conducting the regular health protocol onsite when the suspect arrived driving a white suzuki multicab van type with plate no. APA 5344. Accordingly, police officers saw in plain view one (1) unsealed cellophane containing white crystalline substance in crystal stone form with estimated weight of 1 gram and upon further search in the presence of media personnel and barangay official, authorities found three (3) more large paper wrapped/cellophane wrapped white crystalline substance weighing more or less 176 grams worth around Php 1,196,800. The suspect and the physical evidences are now in police custody while appropriate case is being prepared.