A dentist in Cagayan de Oro was arrested in a drug buy bust operation Tuesday night, June 16, 2020, along Masterson Avenue near Xavier Heights in Upper Balulang conducted by elements of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) led by PCpt. Excyllo Alcantara.
In a press release, police identified the suspect as Jovito R. Apostol, 54 years old, a dentist by profession and a resident of Xavier Heights Subd., Upper Balulang. He was arrested after he was caught in the act of selling one (1) heat sealed transparent sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu worth Php 500.00 to an undercover cop who acted as poseur buyer. Recovered from the suspect was one (1) pc heat sealed transparent sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu and the ordinary Php 500 buy bust money. Seized and confiscated from the suspect’s possession and control was one (1) heat sealed transparent sachet also believed to be shabu. All confiscated items has an estimated weight of more or less .05 grams and has an estimated street value of Php 1,000. The operation was also coordinated with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
Inventory of evidences was done in the presence of a barangay official and a media representative. Read full report below.
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