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Family of drug pushers nabbed in Zambales

July 9, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 296 views

A family of drug pushers was neutralized by the Zambales police following an anti-narcotics operation in Subic municipality which resulted in the confiscation of more than P40,000 worth of shabu and several unlicensed firearms, Zambales Police Provincial Office director Colonel Romano V. Cardiño said on Friday.

The sting in Bgy. Naugsol, Subic led in the arrest of Hamlet Crucillo and his sister Alexandra and their relative Marlon San Jose, said the police official in a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Brigadier General Valeriano T. de Leon.

According to Cardiño, members of the Subic Municipal Police Station and the Zambales Police Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, under the supervision of Major San Juan Felmar Aquino, arrested the three around 2:30 a.m. last Monday.

Seized from the suspects were eight heat-sealed plastic sachets containing around P40,300 worth of shabu, the buy-bust money topped by a marked P500 bill, a caliber .22 rifle without serial numbers, an improvised cal. .22 rifle, an unlicensed cal. .38 revolver and various live ammunition.

The official described the two Crucillos as ‘target-listed drug personality’ in Zambales prior to their arrest.

All three are now facing non-bailable charges for sale and possession of prohibited drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013, said Cardiño.

The suspects are being held at the Subic lock-up jail.