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PNP-DEG men jail 3 drug trafficking suspects

September 2, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 552 views

THREE suspected drug trafficking personalities were hauled to jail by agents of the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) in separate anti-narcotics operations in the countryside, PNP-DEG director, Brigadier General Remus B. Medina said Thursday.

In a report to PNP chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar, Medina said that one of the suspects identified as Roldan Campaña Jr. alias ‘Dodot’ was arrested in a buy-bust operation on Imus Road in Barangay Lorega, San Miguel, Cebu City around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Recovered from the possession of the suspect were 22 heat-sealed plastic sachets containing at least 80 grams of shabu worth P544,000 and the buy-bust money topped by two marked P100 bills.

Medina said members of the DEG Special Operations Unit 7, Cebu City Police Office and the local Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency(PDEA) partnered in arresting the suspect, a resident of 43 A1 Villagonzalo Street in Cebu City, who was previously arrested for drug trafficking in July 2019.

The suspect is now being held at the Cebu City Police Station 1 while the PNP-DEG took custody of the recovered pieces of drug evidence.

Medina said the suspect will be facing non-bailable charges for sale and possession of prohibited drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The 2nd suspect, identified as Roland Resurrecion, a 39-year old resident of Guiwanon, Argao, Cebu City, was arrested by DEG-SOU7 operatives in Poblacion, Sibonga on the strength of a non-bailable warrant of arrest for violation of Section 5 of RA 9165 issued by Judge Noel Darren Damian of the Cebu City RTC Branch 7 last July 13.

Section 5 of RA 9165 pertains to the ‘the sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution or transportation of any dangerous drug and/or controlled precursor and essential chemical’ which carries the maximum penalty of life imprisonment upon conviction.’

The 3rd identified as Glenn Humangit,34, was served a warrant for his arrest inside his cell at the Ma-a, Davao City Jail on Tuesday morning.

Medina said the warrant for sale and possession of prohibited drugs under RA 9165 issued against the suspect by Judge Ronald Tolentino of the Davao City RTC Branch 52 last January 7.