After more than a year of investigation, members of the elite Provincial Intelligence Branch of the Provincial Public Safety Company of the Bohol PNP and Criminal Intelligence and Detention Group, blew the cover of 34-year old PDEA agent Steven Valles y Lumiton of 859 Kalubihan, Sangi, Toledo City. A combined team of PPSC, PIB and CIDG officers numbering 15 and led by Chief Inspector Jovito Atanacio caught the number 3 target drug supplier in a buy-bust operation near the PDEA office at K of C Drive last Friday, Aug.6.
According to police, the PDEA investigator who lived a double life supplied illegal drugs to the towns of Jagna, Ubay, Carmen and Tagbilaran up until he was caught red handed. The same police sources said that the agent was able to supply drugs in Bohol since his PDEA officer jurisdiction included the whole Region VII. The double life agent had his stints in Bohol during Fridays and Saturdays after law school in Bohol Institute of Technology- International College.
The arrest resulted in the seizure of the agent’s possessions which inlcuded: at least three large transparent plastic bags in medium and small sizes. These were believed to be shabu amounting to P85,000. Also found in his possession was a cal. 45 pistol, 30 rounds of live ammunitions, four units of cellphones, his PDEA badge, padlocks, several identification cards and cash amounting to P116,250. The suspect was arrested together with an asset who accompanied him in his mobile drug deals.