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Minor, 6 men, 4 women held for drug peddling in Cabanatuan

June 22, 2021 Steve A. Gosuico 426 views

CABANATUAN CITY — At least 11 suspected drug peddlers including a minor were busted during separate stings in this city which resulted in the seizure of shabu worth more than P150,000 on Friday.

In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Brig.Gen. Valeriano T. De Leon, newly-confirmed provincial director Col. Jaime O. Santos said the intensified anti-illegal drug operations were conducted successively in four barangays resulting in the arrest of six men, four women and a minor and the confiscation of shabu weighing 22.87 grams worth P155,516.

Santos said the biggest bulk of the drug haul came from a buy-bust that was conducted in Purok 3, Bgy. Bonifacio at 3 a.m. where his men led by Lt. Col. Barnard Danie Dasugo seized at least 15.3 grams of shabu worth P104,040 and arrested four suspects and a minor.

Dasugo identified four of the nabbed suspects as Ramon Joseph Jr., 57, alias Amang; Marilou Espinosa, 51, alias Malou; Joselito Joseph, 53, alias Joey, all of Purok 3, Bgy. Bonifacio; and John Peter Constantino, 20, alias Jap, of Purok 4, Bgy. Imelda, all jobless, all of this city.

In the second anti-illegal drugs operation, nabbed were three suspects identified as Ruel Padua, 51, alias Rowel, driver, of Purok Magallanes, Bgy. Cabu; Rolando Santos, 47, tricycle driver, and Jeffrey Belmonte, 45, alias Jeff, driver, both of Purok 1. Bgy. San Josef Sur.

The trio yielded some 5.5 grams of shabu worth P37,400 during a sting pulled off in Purok 5, Bgy. San Isidro at 8 p.m.

Subsequent operations resulted in the arrest of three women during separate stings conducted in Purok 7, Bgy. Sangitan West at 8:20 p.m. and in Purok 4, Bgy. Aduas Sur at 8:30 p.m.

Arrested were Mary Jane Bernaga, 43, alias Ningning, of Purok 3, Bgy. Bantug Norte; Michelle Del Mundo, 41, alias Potchi, of Purok 3, Bgy. San Juan ACCFA; and Imelda Villacrucis, 42, alias Yuri, of Purok 4, Bgy. Aduas Sur, all of this city. Seized from them were shabu with a street value of P14,076, weighing 2.07 grams.