2 kilos shabu seized in 2 drug operations
By Juan Escandor Jr. NAGA CITY---Two consecutive drug buy-bust operations the Camarines Sur Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) had initiated yielded two kilos of shabu in less than a week’s time. On Wednesday (Nov. 8), the Camarines Sur PDEA took the lead in the conduct of drug buy-bust operation in Kawit, Cavite that resulted in the confiscation of one kilo of shabu from two Nigerians who sold it to undercover agent. The PDEA identified the two Nigerians arrested in possession of one kilo of shabu as Desmond Chima Ozoma, 35, and Solomon Lewi Anochiwa, 34. The drug buy-bust operation was conducted by the PDEA agents from Camarines Sur and those from PDEA Regional Office IV-A at 12:15 a.m., Nov. 8. According to the undercover PDEA agent, the information came from Olivia S. Encinas, 60, one of the four persons earlier arrested during the buy-bust operation in Naga City on Nov. 4. He said Encinas confessed to them the two Nigerians as their source of the illegal drugs. After validating the information from Encinas, the PDEA agent said they immediately coordinated with the PDEA office at the Calabarzon area where the suspected shabu sources reside. He said Anochiwa, married, lives in Lancaster New City Subdivision in Kawit, Cavite while Ozoma resides in Raya Garden in Bicutan, Parañaque. “The two (Anochiwa and Ozoma) were arrested after selling an estimated one kilo of suspected shabu to an undercover PDEA agent along Centennial Road, Kawit, Cavite. They are now under the custody of PDEA in the Calabarzon,” the undercover agent said. On Nov. 4, the PDEA operatives arrested four persons at the Almeda Highway in this city which resulted in the confiscation of one kilo of shabu. The suspected drug couriers included Encinas, Rodi Gundo, 34, Joel Saut, 35, and Alvin Andaya, 37. A PDEA agent narrated that the drug couriers initially asked to deliver the one kilo shabu in Ragay, Camarines Sur but he said they declined and instead told them to bring it to Naga. “We were apprehensive to conduct the buy-bust operation in Ragay because we lack manpower. Fortunately, the drug couriers agreed to bring it to Naga,” he said. The PDEA agent said the drug couriers were aboard a taxi from Manila to Naga City.