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Arrest of drug leader leads to decrease in demand, says PNP in Central Visayas

By John Rey Saavedra

CEBU CITY – Following the apprehension of an alleged top drug ring leader operating in Cebu and Cavite provinces, the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Central Visayas anticipates a significant decrease in demand.

According to Lt. Col. Gerard Ace Pelare, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office-Region 7 (PRO-7), the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Aljon Chavez, was apprehended on Saturday in Amadeo, Cavite.

He yielded some 100 grams of suspected shabu worth PHP680,000.

Pelare said he is in the list of 50 drug syndicate leaders operating in Central Visayas, with most of them already in prison.

“We have newly identified drug personalities. We are also eyeing a group whose leader is reportedly on top of the illegal drug trade in Central Visayas,” Pelare said.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-7 spokesperson Leia Alviar said Chavez attempted to elude arrest, but his motorcycle crashed after authorities fired a warning shot.

He is confined at a hospital in Tagaytay City due to an injury. (PNA)

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