By LITO RULONA
AUTHORITIES stumbled on a notebook that contained a list of suspected illegal drug dealers and users in the city after they arrested an alleged shabu supplier in the city and Misamis Oriental in Bulua on Sunday.
Senior Insp. Maricris Mulat confirmed that the police now has in its possession the notebook that could result in more anti-illegal campaign operations here.
Mulat, chief of the Divisoria police, said the notebook was seized from 29-year old Nobiasa Lapno Tanggo who was arrested during a buy and bust operation at Villa Candida in Barangay Bulua, this city, on Sunday.
“Daghan pa kini sila nga gagawas sulod sa Cagayan de Oro,” Mulat said.
Mulat said, “Successful kaayo ang buy-bust operation. We also recovered a notebook with list of her customers and other suppliers of illegal drugs.”
Mulat said Tanggo has been in the government’s list of “high-value targets” in the anti-illegal drug campaign. She said the suspect is also believed to be one of the top dealers of shabu in the city and the province.
Mulat claimed Tanggo is in the separate lists of drug suspects of Camp Alagar and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
“Taas na kaayo ang iyang category kay naa na siya sa regional level,” Mulat said.
Police said Tanggo’s name has repeatedly surfaced during previous anti-drug operations.
Mulat said the buy and bust operation resulted in the seizure of suspected shabu weighing over 210 grams, and that could command a street value of over P1.5 million.
She said Tanggo has been placed under surveillance for weeks after the police received information that she was building a house in Bulua allegedly using shabu money.
Tanggo was caught when she allegedly sold suspected shabu to agents sent by the police to pose as buyers.
Mulat said police initially seized from Tanggo six sachets of suspected shabu, marked money, and a red plastic box.
It was during Tanggo’s interrogation that she told the police that there was more in her Bulua house, according to Mulat.
Tanggo said the alleged shabu supply was only left to her by a friend whose full name she supposedly did not know. When police checked, they found three more sachets of suspected shabu and the notebook.