BAGUIO CITY July 07 – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Cordillera together with local police arrested yesterday two watch-listed drug personalities in separate sting operations in Baguio City.
First to fall is Edgardo Divina Covacha, 52 years old, member of a local drug group and presently residing at Irisan, Baguio City.
He was arrested early last night along Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City for selling three heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu to an anti-narcotics agent.
Covacha yielded the P3,000.00 buy-bust money and a mobile phone upon his arrest.
Next to be collared a few hours after is Christian Louie Refugio Lapitan, alias Louie, 26 years old, member of another local drug group and a resident of Upper Fairview, Baguio City.
Lapitan was nabbed late last night at Campo Filipino, Baguio City for selling a heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu weighing more or less five grams to an undercover agent.
The buy-bust team recovered from Lapitan the P15,000.00 money used during the operation.
They are now detained at the Baguio City Jail and will be facing cases for violation of Republic Act Number 9165, otherwise known as the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.”
By Dexter A. See