3 men arrested in separate buy-bust stings in Davao City

Angelo Caballero, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 27 2017 09:00 PM

Police recover alleged shabu and assorted drug paraphernalia from suspected illegal drugs supplier Johnson Ma-ano.

DAVAO CITY — Three men were arrested Thursday in separate buy-bust operations here.

Jasper Domingo, 28, was arrested in the afternoon by the National Bureau of Investigation-XI (NBI-XI) at Alpha Homes, Matina.

Deals involving illegal drugs are prevalent in the area, NBI-XI Regional Director Arnold Rosales said.

Recovered from Domingo were 6 assorted sachets believed to contain shabu with an estimated street value of P40,000.

Jovanie Bantan, 23, was arrested in the evening after Bunawan police caught him possessing 8 sachets of what is believed to be shabu worth an estimated street value of P8,000.

Bantan was a top 9 drug personality in their area, police Chief Inspector Jesus Castaneda, station commander of Bunawan police said.

Later Thursday night, Bunawan police caught Bantan's illegal drugs supplier along Kilometer 22.

Johnson Ma-ano, 35, was from Panabo City in Davao del Norte and had allegedly been transporting shabu to Davao drug peddlers.

Shabu allegedly seized from Ma-ano was worth P56,000.

The three will face charges according to the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.