16 drug suspects fall in Ecija stings

January 24, 2022 Steve A. Gosuico 216 views

CABANATUAN CITY — At least 16 suspected illegal drug peddlers were arrested in separate buy-busts in Nueva Ecija on Saturday, it was reported.

In his report to Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3)director Brig. Gen. Matthew P. Baccay, provincial police director Col. Jess B. Mendez said the 16 suspects fell after they conspired to sell illegal drugs to undercover operatives in the towns of Llanera, San Isidro, San Antonio, Lupao, San Leonardo, Jaen, Bongabon, and San Jose City.

In Llanera, police head Major Sandy Bautista said four suspects identified as Jahmil Angelo Macam, 25, Reymart Acosta, 21, Jjay-Ar Bunao, 26, and Paulo Del Prado, 22, of all Bgy. Malasin, San Jose City were nabbed for selling marijuana during a sting conducted in Bgy. Andres Bonifacio Sur at 9 p.m. A fifth suspect, Manuel Cajeta, 35, alias JR, junkshop worker, of Paco Roman St., Cabanatuan City, was busted in Bgy. Inanama for selling P500 worth of shabu to an undercover operative at 5 p.m.

In San Leonardo, nabbed was Johnny Mariano, 47, driver, of Bgy. Tabuating, who yielded 12 plastic sachets containing shabu weighing 0.36 grams worth P4,000 during a buy-bust conducted in Bgy. San Anton, said police head Major Jaime P. Ferrer.

In San Isidro, four men were nabbedafter selling shabu with an estimated weight of .30 grams worth P2,040 to a police-poseur-buyer in Bgy. San Roque. The arrested four suspects were identified as Christopher Tinio, 47; Jayson Villegas, 26; Limuel Legazpi, 28; and Val Borja, 37.

In the twin buy-busts in San Antonio, police head Major Abraham C. Atencio identified the two arrested suspects as Jonathan Parungao, 32, gasoline boy, of Purok 3, Bgy. San Mariano; and Evelyn Parungao, 44, jobless, of Purok 6, Bgy. San Mariano.

In San Jose City, police led by Lt. Col. Palmyra D. Guardaya arrested Rafael Corpuz, 38, of Bgy. Pinili for selling two plastic sachets of marijuana worth P500 during a sting conducted in Bgy. F.E. Marcos at 12:35 p.m.

Police said all arrested suspects were slapped with charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 before the prosecutor’s office.