THREE top drug targets in Cordillera were arrested in separate buy-busts which led to the confiscation of nearly P40,000 worth of shabu this week, Cordillera Police Regional Office director, Brigadier General Ronald O. Lee said on Thursday.
One of the suspects identified as Remelyn Balbin alias ‘Vans,’ a 28-year old resident of Bgy. Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet was nabbed in a sting in Buyagan area last Monday.
Lee said suspect yielded nearly three grams of the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine’ valued at more than P18,000 as well as the buy-bust money and the cell phone she used in making contact with the poseur.
The 2nd identified as Herman Benito Molitas, 46, a laborer from Kibungan, Benguet tagged as one of the top 10 drug personalities in Cordillera, was arrested in a sting in Caponga, Tublay municipality on Monday.
Lee said undercover officers from the Cordillera Regional Special Operations Group/Regional Intelligence Division recovered over P20,000 worth of shabu from the suspect.
The 3rd identified as Robin Almandres alias ‘Asiong,’ 24, a resident of Shamolog, Central Pico in La Trinidad, Benguet yielded some P500 worth of shabu during an entrapment operation in Betag area.
All three suspects are facing non-bailable charges for sale and possession of prohibited drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, said the official.