May 22, 2024

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CL’s war on drugs nab 12 drugs suspects, P3-M shabu seized

By Justine Rich Talusan

THE continuous war on illegal drugs by the Central Luzon police has hauled to jail  12 alleged drug peddlers and seized over P3- million worth of shabu during its operations last week.

According to Police Regional Office 3 director Brig. Gen. Jose Hidalgo Jr., the series of anti-drug operations were launched in Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Angeles City.

In a report by Bulacan police director Col. Relly Arnedo, suspect Alexis de Guzman, of Sta. Maria, Bulacan, yielded seven plastic sachets containing shabu weighing a total of 40 grams valued at P272,000 and the P1,000 marked money.

Seized from Jason Adores and Elmer Abellana, both from Marilao, Bulacan, were six plastic sachets of shabu worth P340,000 and a motorcycle believed used in the illegal drug trade.

Nueva Ecija police director Cok. Richard Caballero reported that five drug suspects were arrested by his men. They were identified as Alex Agbanlog, Joevic Santos, Haris Bantigue, Allen Candelaria and Domilito Ignacio, all residents of Cabanatuan City. 

Confiscated from the five were 14 plastic sachets of shabu weighing at least 36 grams worth more or less P227,800 and the buy-bust money.

Pampanga police director Col. Levi Hope Basilio said two high-value targets from Magalang namely Ma. Czarina Leah Joie Razon alias “Dangdang” and Ariel Bustos alias “Jing” were apprehended.

Seized from Razon and Bustos were three plastic sachets and three  knot-tied plastic bags of shabu valued at P1,815,600, and the marked money.

Basilio added that another drug peddler identified as  Bonito Nuevas, of Mabalacat City, was arrested and four plastic sachets of  shabu weighing 15 grams valued at P102,000 and marked money were seized from the suspect.

Angeles City police commander Col. Juritz Rara  reported the arrest of “high-value” target Abdul Bayan Coyogan.

Police confiscated from Coyogan one plastic sachet and one knot-tied plastic containing shabu, with an estimated value of P510,000 and the marked money.

“These achievements highlight the effectiveness of the intelligence-driven approach to reducing the drug supply and proving our commitment to stop the proliferation of illegal drugs in the region,” Hidalgo said.