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Angeles City police seize over P1M worth of shabu

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Police continue to crack down on illegal drugs as an estimated 205 grams of suspected shabu, valued at P1,088,000 were seized during separate anti-illegal drug operations in Angeles City on Friday (Aug. 11).

Joint operatives of Angeles City Drug Enforcement, City Mobile Force Company, and Police Station 4 conducted a buy-bust operation near Crown Hotel, Mt. Makiling St., Plaridel 1, Malabanias, Angeles City which resulted in the apprehension of Stephen Saint Kwong y Maniago alias “Boss,” a 38-year-old male, and a listed High-Value Individual residing in Malabanias, Angeles City.

Among the items confiscated from his possession were three heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, weighing approximately 105 grams and carrying an estimated street value of P714,000, along with a P1,000 bill marked money.

Likewise, the efforts of Special Drug Enforcement Unit operatives from Angeles City Police Station 3, in collaboration with SOU3-PDEG, led to the arrest of Danmark Vincent Santos y Mahilom and Aeron Lagman y Laxamana, both listed as High-Value Individuals.

The duo who are residents of Brgy. Saguing, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, was arrested through a buy-bust operation along Maligaya Diversion Rd., Brgy. Pulung Maragul, Angeles City.

The operation resulted in the seizure of three heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing a white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, weighing 55 grams and valued at P374,000, in addition to a P1,000 bill marked money.

In total, authorities were able to confiscate six small to medium-sized heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, with a cumulative weight of approximately 205 grams, having a Standard Drug Price (SDP) of P1,088,000. The operation also netted P2,000.00 marked money.

Brig. Gen. Jose S. Hidalgo Jr., Regional Director of PRO3, underscored the unwavering commitment of Central Luzon police in their relentless anti-criminality and anti-drug endeavors. These efforts are aimed at ensuring the safety and well-being of the public and providing a secure environment to live, work, and conduct business. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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