By Bonita Ermac
ILIGAN CITY – Joint operatives of Police Station 1 and personnel of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) PRO 10 nabbed a pregnant woman along with her father and four others during a buy-bust operation at barangay del Carmen here Saturday.
Arrested were Nicole Tuyogan Lobaton, 18, student, five-months pregnant and a resident of Zone 1 barangay del Carmen this city who is included in the list of drug suspects; and her father Lawrence Lobaton, 40 years old, driver, who is also included in the drug watchlist.
Nicole denied she owned the three pieces of small sized heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu which the authorities bought from her. Her father, however, admitted that the items were his and confirmed that he was a surrenderee who returned to the illegal drugs trade.
“O, nag-surrender, O, nibalik gihapon. Balik-balik man na siya, balik-balik pag may time, ana man na siya”, said Lawrence in an interview at the police station.
Confiscated from the suspects were one big and two small sized heat sealed transparent plastic containing crystalline substance believed to be shabu, drug paraphernalia and buy-bust money of P500 and two pieces five hundred peso bogus money.
Also arrested inside the suspect’s house while playing cards (piyat-piyat) with bet money were Jayster Gilleran, Adrian Tagolimot, Eman Acraman, and Kurtlaurence Lobaton.