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CL police arrest 7 drug peddlers, seize P892K worth of shabu in 3-day ops

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) continues to intensify its anti-illegal drug campaign, resulting in the arrest of seven drug offenders, including a member of a notorious criminal gang. Additionally, law enforcement authorities seized approximately P892,160.00 worth of illegal drugs during a series of separate operations conducted region-wide over a three-day period.

In one operation, personnel from Angeles City Police Office apprehended a High-Value Individual (HVI) identified as Nilson Carreon, alias “Dadag,” during a buy-bust operation at Sipag at Tiyaga Gasoline Station, Barangay Santa Trinidad, Angeles City. The operation yielded four heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, weighing approximately 60 grams and valued at P408,000.00. A marked P1,000 bill was also seized.

A member of the Flores Criminal Gang, identified as Rex Bernal, alias “RJ,” along with three others, Frenziel Panilawan, alias “Teytey”; Rolando Dela Cruz, alias “Roland”; and Ryan De Guzman were arrested by joint operatives of Mabalacat City Police Station and other concerned police units during a buy-bust operation at the Mawaque Resettlement, Barangay Biabas, Mabalacat City, Pampanga.

The operation yielded six heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, weighing approximately seven grams and valued at P47,600.00. Additionally, a black pouch and a marked P500 bill were seized.

Similarly, joint operatives from the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PPDEU) of Nueva Ecija Provincial Police Office and San Antonio Municipal Police Station arrested April Jay Angeles, alias “AJ,” through a buy-bust operation in Barangay Tikiw, San Antonio, Nueva Ecija.

The suspect was found in possession of three heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, weighing a total of 14.20 grams and valued at P96,560.00. Law enforcement also seized a light blue purse, a lighter, a pair of scissors, an improvised box, and four aluminum foil strips with traces of suspected shabu.

Meanwhile, personnel from Orani Municipal Police Station arrested Bari Medina during a checkpoint operation in Barangay Mulawin, Orani, Bataan. Medina was apprehended for driving without a license plate and not wearing a helmet. During a protective search, law enforcement officials confiscated one knot-tied plastic sachet containing suspected shabu, weighing 50 grams and amounting to P340,000.00.

PRO3 Director Brig. Gen. Jose S. Hidalgo Jr., emphasized, Let this be a stern warning to those who are still engaging in the illegal drug trade. The entire Central Luzon police force’s campaign against illegal drugs will have no let-up to ensure a safer community for all.” (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbinhttp://unlinews.org
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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