- A Cebu dotor was nabbed for possessing illegal drugs inside his linic
- A police who happened to be in his clinic for consultation caught the doctor possessing shabu
- The doctor was reported to be a known drug user in the area
A doctor from Cebu was nabbed by the authorities after he was caught possessing suspected "shabu" inside his clinic on Saturday.
Dr. Benjamin Degamo, 42, was arrested inside his clinic in Golden Meadows Subdivision in Barangay Gabi, Cordova in Mactan Island. The physician lives and holds a clinic at his home.
Degamo is currently detained in Cordova Police Station.
According to PO3 Eleazar Llanes of the Cordova police, a team which he led responded to a call from PO1 Ricky Pepito who is also a member of Cordova police. Pepito happened to be at the doctor's clinic past 2 p.m. to consult his insomnia when he saw a suspiscious man giving a small package to Degamo.
Pepito then approached Degamo and found two small plastic sachets on his hands containing suspected shabu. Unfortunately, the drug courier managed to escape.
Llanes said that the doctor is pending the filing of charges against him for the possession of illegal drugs on Monday. He further stated that the doctor was allegedly a prominent drug user in the area who would usually hire errand boys to buy illegal drugs for him as what drug pusher-surrenderers confessed.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) earlier reported that a total of 4,605 suspected drug pushers and addicts were killed in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign. Killed in police operations were 1,959 illegal drug traffickers while 2,646 were killed by summary execution.