The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) conducted a buy-bust operation in Misamis Occidental which resulted in the arrest of a notorious listed drug personality.
PDEA Director General Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr. identified the arrested suspect as Jayson Lagahid alyas “Bakyot”, included in the PDEA Watchlist. Lagahid, male, 36 year old, a resident of Purok 2, Barangay Talic, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, single and jobless.
Lagahid was caught red-handed after selling two suspected heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu who served as a poseur buyer to a PDEA agent. Also recovered from his possession were four heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, 24 pieces rolled aluminum foil and one improvised tooter together with P200 buy-bust money.
The suspect is detained in Oroquieta City Police Station detention cell. Charges for selling and possession of prohibited drugs (Sections 5 and 11), and possession of drug paraphernalia (Section 12), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, have already been filed against Lagahid. Evangeline DJ Almenario, Chief, Public Information Office, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency