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CL cops intensify anti-drug drive, seize P828K worth of illegal drugs in Tarlac, Angeles

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3), under the leadership of Director Brig. Gen. Jose S. Hidalgo Jr., has intensified its campaign against illegal drugs in Central Luzon.

In recent operations, authorities captured four drug peddlers, including a High-Value Individual (HVI), and confiscated approximately P828,000 worth of illegal drugs in separate incidents in Tarlac and Angeles City on Sunday (Aug. 13).

An HVI, identified as Ryan Pineda from Brgy. Pampang, Angeles City, was apprehended by operatives of Angeles CPO Police Station 5.

During a buy-bust operation on Friendship Highway, Brgy. Cutcut, Angeles City, he was found with four heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu weighing around 60 grams, valued at P408,000. Also seized were a marked P1,000 bill and a Vivo phone.

Simultaneously, Tarlac CPS personnel conducted an anti-illegal drug operation in Brgy. San Juan Bautista, Tarlac City. Jay-Ar Ibarra, Aries Bautista, and Jerome Jurado, residents of Tarlac City, were arrested.

Authorities seized four cellophane-sealed bricks and two cellophane-sealed rolls containing dried marijuana leaves, totaling approximately 3.5kgs with an estimated value of P420,000.00. Additionally, one Yamaha Aerox, a tricycle, and three Android phones were confiscated.

The suspects are set to face charges for violating Sec. 5 and Sec. 11, Art II of RA 9165, with court referrals in progress.

The top police official emphasized that continuous apprehensions of drug-related individuals, coupled with the unwavering commitment of the police force, will deter the spread of illegal substances. Those involved in the drug trade will encounter diminished opportunities to proliferate illicit substances. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
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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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