November 30, 2023

Lady drug group leader, businessman nabbed in Quezon buy-busts

By Justine Rich Talusan

A FEMALE leader of a drug group and a businessman yesterday were arrested by anti-narcotics operatives while more than P8-million worth of shabu  was seized in separate buy-bust operations in Lucena City, Quezon.

According to Quezon police director Col. Ledon Monte,  Adrian Sebuc Saludez alias “Ian,” a-34-year-old buy-and-sell man, of Immaculada Concepcion Subdivision, Bgy. Isabang, this city was arrested by his men.

The suspect tried to resist arrest but was cornered by joint operatives of the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of the Quezon Police Provincial Office led by Maj. Mendel Casao and the Lucena City Police Station under Lt. Col. Erickson Roranes.

Saludez yielded three knot-tied transparent plastic sachets and seven heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing 375 grams of  shabu worth P7.6 million.

Also recovered from Saludez were one P1,000 genuine bill and 59 pieces of  P1,000 boodle bills used as buy-bust money.

 Joint teams arrested Mary Ann Leonora alias “Mean,” 32, of Bgy. Market View,  Lucena City during a follow-up operation.

Seized from Leonora were 27 grams of shabu worth P550, 800, and the five marked P1,000  bills.

Roranes said Leonora is the leader of a drug group operating in the 2nd District of Quezon and the nearby towns of Laguna.

He added that Leonora is also included in the list of “high-value” individuals.