The story of Franz Sabalones: How did he earn P350 million in 12 years as traffic enforcer?

Franz Sabalones, who is associated with Central Visayas’ top dru6 master Jeffrey “Puma” Diaz, was a movement implementer before he turned into a millionaire following 12 years, as a dru6 traff1cker with the total assets of 350 million.

He is said to have three financial accounts and eight genuine properties in Cebu City.

The Philippine Government issued a request, demonstrating that it is exploring on his assets considered under doubt that Sabalones gained it through “secured transactions”.There is an evident incoherency in the spending conduct of Franz Sabalones opposite his foreseen money inflows,” the appeal to peruse.

Sabalones, 40 years of age and conceived on April 27, 1977 conceded that he got snared on ill3gal dru6s in 1989 at 12 years old.

At 21 years old, he was gotten and made subject to restoration, as indicated by his legal affirmation. he was caught and made subject to rehabilitation, according to his judicial affidavit. He then worked as a traffic enforcer of the Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (now Cebu City Transportation Office) in 2003 until 2005.

After that, Sabalones sold shabu in 2005, which was supplied by his neighbors. He then transitioned from a small time vendor to one of the largest distributors in Central Visayas. Sabalones distributed 500 grams in two to three weeks.

Roy Velez, an inmate of the National Bilibid Prison, introduced Sabalones to another inmate, Willy Yang, who reportedly supplied him with a kilo of shabu. It later became three kilos, and increased further to 15 kilos. In March 2016, a kilo of shabu worth P1.3 million was delivered to Sabalones in Cebu. Payments were made through deposits to a private bank account every time the supply sold out.

Girls were even used to deliver the shabu, which Sabalones routinely orders at at least ten kilos.

Normally, a kilo of shabu is sold out in five days. Payments for bigger supplies were made on several installments. The orders were placed through phone calls made directly to the inmate since orders through text messages were not allowed.

Sabalones, in his judicial affidavit, admitted giving P507,000 to some personnel of the Police Regional Office 7 and to an agent of the Philippine Dru6 Enforcement Agency 7 as protection for his men.

He surrendered to PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa in 2016 after his name was announced to be on President Rodrigo Duterte’s checklist of suspects.

He admitted he was formerly an “underling” of Jaguar Diaz and assumed control of Cebu’s dru6 trade after the latter was k1ll3d by the police in Las Piñas City on June 17, 2016. He was turned over to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, where he executed his affidavits.

His relative Luna M. Sabalones, Land Registration Authority, Cebu Provincial Register of Deeds, Cebu City Register of Deeds, San Fernando Municipal Assessor’s Office, Banco de Oro (BDO), Unibank, Wealth Development Bank and First Standard Finance Corp are also named respondents in his case.

Sabalones’s real properties include four in various barangays in San Fernando, Cebu worth P24,556,391; a property in Barangay Poblacion, Carcar City worth P20,000,000; and another property in Barangay Guadalupe worth P305,490,60

In 2012, he made inter-branch cash deposits in various BDO branches in Cebu ranging from P24,000 to P2 million.

As of writing, his case is pending in court.

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