‘Pastor’ nabbed for selling P14M shabu

March 20, 2022 Jane Eleda 297 views

AN alleged pastor was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Cebu City.

Nabbed was Mark Secretaria Duaban, 42, a resident of Sitio Riverside in Bgy. Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City.

According to the Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit-Central Visayas, Duaban is the cousin of Rowen “Yawa” Secretaria, a drug suspect listed as Cebu’s third most wanted felon.

Secretaria was killed in a shootout with anti-drug agents on Banacon Island off the town of Getafe, Bohol in May 2016.

Operating team of the Anti-Drug Unit of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas led by Lt. Bonifacio Tañola arrested Duaban in a sting.

Seized from the suspect was a white crystalline substance believed to be shabu weighing 2.075 kilos and worth P14.1 million.

Duaban is known in his sitio as a pastor who founded a religious congregation called “Maayong Balita” composed of members of his family.

Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 were filed against the arrested suspect.