Surgeon, cohort nabbed in Butuan buy-bust


A PRACTICING surgeon and his cohort, who is included in a drug watch list, were arrested during an anti-drug operation in Barangay Limaha in Butuan City, Agusan del Sur. Chief Insp. Ephraim Detuya, spokesman for Butuan City Police, identified the arrested surgeon as Frederick Ignacio of Salas Village, Kilometer 3, Libertad in Butuan City and his companion Jefrix Galon, alias Jepoy, 26, of Barangay San Ignacio. Police said Ignacio, a surgeon at Butuan City Medical Center, was found inside Room No. 13 of Gloreto Guest House where the buy-bust was conducted against Galon. Seized from the suspects were various sachets of shabu, estimated at P47,200; used tin foil with shabu residue; assorted illegal drug paraphernalia; and P500 marked bill and cash in different denominations.


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