February 29, 2024

4 HVTs in Central Luzon fall

By Justine Rich Talusan

OPERATIVES arrested over the weekend four “high-value” drug targets in entrapment operations in Bulacan, Subic, Zambales and Angeles City in Pampanga.

In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr., members  of the Subic police, along with the Provincial Intelligence Unit-Zambales, arrested Nash Mamil,  a drug watch-listed individual,  in a  buy-bust operation in Bgy. Calapacuan, Subic, Zambales.

Confiscated from Mamil were 10  plastic sachets containing  shabu weighing around 17 grams worth P115,600, and the marked money.

Meanwhile, operatives of the Guiguinto police conducted an entrapment  operation in Bgy. Tiaong, Guiguinto, Bulacan, which resulted in the arrest of Johnny Publico and the confiscation of  five  plastic sachets of  shabu worth  P138,652 and the buy-bust money.

In Angeles City, members of the  Angeles City Drug Enforcement Unit and the Angeles City Police Office – Police Station 3 arrested two “high-value” targets  identified as Vene Valdez  and Ralph Yalung in a  sting in Bgy. Pulung Maragul.

Seized from the  two were  four  plastic packx containing  kush,  with an estimated value of P142,500, a  plastic bottle containing suspected cocaine worth  P5,300, a  self-sealing plastic pack containing six   suspected LSD worth P10,200,  two  packs  containing five   pieces of ecstasy worth P17,000, one  plastic pack containing eight  pieces  of  valium tablets worth P400, the marked bill and boodle  money, and a vehicle believed used in the illegal transaction.

 “The  Central Luzon police force vowed  to uphold law and order and we will  persist in the eradication of  illegal drugs in the region,” Hidalgo said.