Over a million worth of LPG products and paraphernalia were seized during a buy-bust operation conducted by combined operatives of CIDG Cebu PFU, PIU-CPPO, PHPT Cebu, and Catmon MPS-Cebu PPO on Thursday (July 22, 2021) at about 6:00 PM in Purok 5, Brgy. Catmon daan, Catmon, Cebu.
The said police operatives together with Prycegas and DOE7 representatives conducted the operation against 26-year-old MARWIN CAÑEDO y CANE who was caught in flagrante delicto while engaged in the illegal refilling and selling of petroleum products without authority from DOE.
Confiscated from his possession and control were the following pieces of evidence:
- 83 pieces of 11kg filled with LPG cylinder (Prycegas);
- 6 pieces of 11kg filled with LPG cylinder (Regasco);
- 3 pieces of 11 kg filled with LPG cylinder (Energas);
- 6 pieces of 22kg filled with LPG cylinder (Prycegas);
- 3 pieces of 6kg filled with LPG cylinder (Prycegas);
- 4 pieces of 50kg filled with LPG cylinder (Prycegas);
- 29 pieces of 50 kg filled with LPG cylinder (Regasco);
- 20 pieces of 2.8 kg filled with LPG cylinder (Power kalan Prycegas);
- 30 pieces of 50 kg empty cylinder (Phoenix);
- 56 pieces of 50kg empty cylinder (Prycegas);
- 33 pieces of 50 kg empty cylinder (Regasco);
- 41 pieces of 11kg empty cylinder (Prycegas);
- 5 pieces of 11 kg empty cylinder (Regasco);
- 20 pieces of 2.8 kg empty cylinder (Power kalan Prycegas);
- 1 piece decanting hose;
- 1 piece analog weighing scale; and
- 250 pieces of LPG valve seal (LPG MA Party list).
CAÑEDO was brought to Catmon MPS-CPPO Office for documentation and temporary detention while the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to DOE 7 storage facility at Compostela, Cebu. A case for violation of BP 33 as amended by PD 1865 was filed against the arrested person.
PMGEN ALBERT IGNATIUS D FERRO, CIDG Director said that this operation is one of CIDG’s anti-criminality campaigns known as OPLAN LIGAS which targets illegal activities involving petroleum products. “Settling on unregulated and/or substandard petroleum products does not guarantee the public and of their families’ safety,” added CIDG Chief.