At around 09:15 this morning August 14, elements of PDEA X Misamis Oriental Provincial Special Enforcement Team under the direct supervision of DIR WILKINS M VILANUEVA, MPA, CESE together with PDEU and CIDG of Misamis Oriental successfully implemented Search Warrant No. SWA-081318-072 to Ruben Avellana Vilbar at Purok 4, Mabini, Barangay Poblacion, Lugait, Misamis Oriental which resulted to his arrest and the recovery of Three Hundred Forty Thousand Pesos (Php 340, 000.00) worth estimated market value of shabu.
PDEA Regional Director, DIR III WILKINS M VILLANUEVA, MPA, CESE officially identified the suspect after the success of the said implementation of search warrant operation as Ruben Avellana Vilbar, a retired police officer and top 14 regional target-listed drug personality in the region, 57 years old, married and a resident of the above-mentioned place of arrest.
Seized and confiscated in his possession were One (1) piece medium size knot tied plastic sachet and Ten (10) pieces medium size transparent plastic sachets. All contained white crystalline substance known as shabu weighing more or less 50 grams. Also recovered were One (1) piece medium size self-sealing transparent plastic sachet containing various empty plastic sachets ; One (1) piece black inside holster ; One (1) caliber 45 Remington with serial no. 2176001 ; One (1) empty magazine of caliber 45 ; Eight (8) pieces of live ammunition of caliber 45 ; One (1) piece checkered pouch color pink ; Eight (8) pieces of passbooks of various banks ; One (1) piece gray toolbox ; One (1) piece small plastic bottle containing several pieces of caliber 22 ;
One (1) piece self-sealing plastic sachet containing several pieces of empty bullets of caliber 45 ; Five (5) pieces of live ammunitions of caliber 308 ; One (1) piece brown box containing 20 rounds of 7.62 by 51 mm ; Five (5) pieces of empty magazine of caliber 45; One (1) piece black bullet case containing 23 live ammunitions of 9mm and 1 live ammunition of caliber .40 and 5 empty shell of 9 mm ; One (1) blue ammunition box containing 100 rounds of 9 mm live ammunition ; One (1) yellow ammunition box containing 64 rounds of caliber 45 ; Six (6) pieces of 20 rounds of standard NATO magazine with live ammunition ; Four (4) pieces of 20 rounds of empty standard NATO magazine ; One (1) piece 30 rounds of standard NATO magazine with live ammunition ; One (1) piece 30 rounds of empty standard NATO magazine ; Two (2) pieces M16 bandolier ; One (1) casing of rifle grenade ; One (1) rifle grenade ; One (1) piece black inside holster of 38 caliber revolver; and One (1) piece 38 caliber revolver.
Further, pieces of drug evidence were forwarded to PDEA ROX Laboratory Section for qualitative and quantitative examination while the arrested suspect was temporarily detained at PDEA ROX Detention Cell for booking and documentation. Further, cases for violation of RA 9165 is now being prepared for filing in court against the suspect.