2 sons of ex-policeman arrested in drug deal

TWO drug pushers, said to be sons of a retired police officer, were arrested by Talomo police operatives in Barangay 76-A (Bucana) on Wednesday around 9:40 p.m.

Chief Insp. Oliver Navales, Talomo precinct commander, identified the suspects as brothers Abner, 30, and Aries Apas Ravanes, 22, both jobless and residents of Kalubihan, Ecoland. The two are said to be sons of a retired police officer assigned in Davao del Sur.

The suspects were arrested after they allegedly conspired in selling a sachet of shabu to an undercover police officer near the Aquino Hall of Justice and Davao City Overland Transport Terminal at the corner of Maya and Candelaria Streets in Ecoland.

Operatives also seized three sachets of shabu, improvised glass tube tooter, two lighters and one cellular phone.

Navales said the suspects were placed under surveillance for months after they were implicated in the illegal drug activity.

Meanwhile, two other alleged drug pushers were also arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by San Pedro police officers in Sta. Lucia, Barangay Centro (San Juan), Agdao at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Chief Insp. Ramil Macarampat, the San Pedro precinct commander, identified the suspects as Erwin Pating Binangnan, 33, of Purok 20, Barangay Catalunan Pequeño, Talomo, and Gerry Milan Esperancilla, 45, of New Salmonan, Barangay Aquino, Agdao.

The two reportedly sold a sachet of shabu to a police operative who posed as buyer.

Further seized from them was another sachet of shabu.

Macarampat said the transaction was initially set in San Pedro but the suspects moved the deal to Agdao.

The police station commander said the suspects are notorious drug pushers in San Pedro area.

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