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PDEA-3 nabs 9 in raid on 2 ‘drug dens’ in Mabalacat City

October 7, 2021 Bernard Galang 695 views

MABALACAT CITY, PAMPANGA — Two alleged drug dens on Wednesday were dismantled resulting in the arrest of nine drug suspects and rescue of two minors in a series of operations by the PDEA Central Luzon in this city.

PDEA Central Luzon Regional Director Bryan Babang said the first operation led to the arrest of five drug suspects identified as Marivic Pineda, 52, of Bgy. Pineda; Mary Ann Barnachea, 30, of Bgy. Hermes; Gean Cloid Villaroman, 21, of Bgy. San Isidro; Reymark Manzano, 28, of Bgy. Riverside Duquit; and Renato Marcelo, 61, of Bgy. Pineda, all in Mabalacat City.

The five suspects yielded five plastic sachets containing at least 13 grams of shabu worth P88,400; assorted drug paraphernalia; and the buy-bust money.

The second operation yielded 12 grams of shabu valued at P81,600; and arrest of four drug suspects identified as Katherine Surla alias Tirin, included in the police drug list, 36, of Manibaug Paralaya, Porac, Pampanga; drug den maintainer Marlito Calaguas alias Boi, 60, of Dau, Mabalacat City; Ramontito Nicdao, 36, of Santa Ines, Bacolor, Pampanga; and Renel Mabual, 33, of Dau, Mabalacat City.

Babang said the nine suspects will be charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 while the two minors will be turned over to the local Social Welfare Development Office.