June 15, 2024

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2 women among 6 drug suspects hauled to jail

By Jun Talusan

POLICE Regional Office 3 Director  Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr.  yesterday announced the arrest of six drug suspects, including two women, in anti-illegal drug operations in Floridablanca and Angeles City in Pampanga over the weekend.

Operatives of the Floridablanca police conducted a buy-bust in Bgy. Bodega, Floridablanca, Pampanga, which resulted in the arrest of three suspects  who are included in the police drug watchlist.

Hidalgo identified the three as Joel Sanque , Aida Mora alias “Bidang” and  Randy Escotillon.

Seized were three  plastic sachets containing  shabu  weighing more or less 53 grams valued at P363,000,  a cal. .45 pistol, a cal. .45 magazine loaded with six  live bullets, one  weighing scale, a  sling bag, one cellphone , and the marked money.

In Angeles City, drug-listed suspect Jessica Nucum and her  cohort, Jhonnel Montalbo, were arrested by the  Angeles City police  in an entrapment  operation in Bgy. Pulung Maragul.

Confiscated from the duo were three  plastic sachets of  shabu weighing at least 52 grams worth some  P354,000 and the vehicle used in the illegal drug trasaction.

Another buy-bust operation in  Bgy. Sta. Trinidad, Angeles City  resulted in the arrest of  Sputnik Gang member and  drug-listed  Elton Menor alias “Tonton.”

 Confiscated from Menor  were one cal. .38 revolver, three  live bullets, the  marked money, and three plastic sachets of  shabu worth P68,000.

“The  Central Luzon police force will continue its relentless pursuit in combating illegal drug activities, in support to the DILG’S BIDA program, which gears towards diminishing drug consumption within our communities,” Hidalgo said.