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High-value-target yields P340K worth of shabu in Tarlac drug sting

BAMBAN, Tarlac — A drug suspect involved in the bulk distribution of shabu in Mabalacat City and nearby towns of Tarlac was arrested and yielded around P340,000.00 worth of shabu following a buy-bust operation in Barangay San Nicolas on late Monday night (Aug. 28).

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region III (PDEA) identified the apprehended suspect as King Er G. Vitan, 35 years old, single, and a resident of Dau, Mabalacat City, Pampanga.

Recovered during the operation were a piece knot-tied transparent plastic bag containing more or less 50 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of P340,000.00; one cellular phone; and the marked money used by the undercover agent.

PDEA Tarlac Provincial Officer said that Vitan is included in the PDEA-PNP Unified Watchlist and tagged him as a High-Value-Target.

The operation was conducted by the combined elements of the PDEA Tarlac Provincial Office and Bamban Police Station.

A charge for violation of section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs) of Republic Act 9165 will be filed against the arrested suspect. (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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