Ozamiz Police led by Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido successfully seized some 14 kilos of shabu worth P112 million from three different operations in Misamis Occidental on Wednesday.
According to Espenido, the shabu that they discovered were the old supply from the Parojinogs who ended their decade reign in Ozamiz City after a bloody pre-dawn drug raid that left 15 people dead including their former Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr.
He said that because the Parojinogs were already no power in Ozamiz City, they are now having difficulties to earn money and sell their illegal drugs.
“Lumang supply iyan, pagdating ko sa Ozamiz tinago nila. Ngayon lang inilabas dahil nakita nila, na naghahanap sila ng pera at patay na yung papa nila,” Espenido in an interview with Dobol B sa News TV.
“According sa nakuha naming information up to 86 kilos iyan last year. ‘Yung transaksyon nila, ‘yung taga-Cebu, magpupunta sa Ozamiz, sakay lang ng barko. Ganundin ‘yung taga-Lanao, taga-General Santos,” he said.
In their first operation, 32 million pesos worth of shabu were seized from a certain Butch Merino, a former bodyguard of detained Ozamiz Vice Mayor Princess Nova Parojinog.
Espenido said that they received an information that Nova Parojinog is still continuing her illegal drug business inside the PNP Custodial Center.
He was caught by the authorities in a checkpoint and they discovered one kilo of shabu worth 8 million pesos, a firearm and magazines.
Merino also told the police about the identity of his supplier identified as Melden Rabarez, who later arrested in an entrapment operation together with a certain Roselyn Walohan. They seized P27-M worth of illegal drugs from Rabarez.
According to Espenido, the shabu were planned to deliver to a distributor in Lanao Del Sur.
In the second operation, they seized 64 million worth of shabu, however their target escaped the men of Espenido while the 3rd operation confiscated 2 kilos of shabu from the son of former Board Member Parojinog who also killed during the bloody drug raid several months ago.
The Ozamiz police also seized eight kilos of shabu from Melodin Malingin and Gaudencio Malingin, known supporters of the Parojinogs.
They also seized two kilos of shabu and guns from the house of Maychell Parojinog Gumapac, while heavy firearms were discovered from the house of Manuelito Francisco.
Meanwhile, the cops also recovered grenades and guns from the house of former Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo Parojinog who’s still at large.
The raid happened several days after Duterte administration declared that the war against illegal drugs would be brought back with the cooperation of PDEA.
Espenido shocked the nation after he successfully raided the houses of the powerful Parojinog family in Ozamiz which resulted to 15 deaths in July.
The anti-drug raid also resulted to the arrest of former Vice Mayor Princess Parojinog and others.