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P408K worth of shabu seized, 2 drug peddlers nabbed in Mabalacat buy-bust

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — In a significant breakthrough, the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) successfully apprehended two suspects involved in the illegal drug trade during an undercover operation in Mabalacat City recently.

The arrested individuals have been identified as Mike Yumul y Tiamzon (HVI and Member of Sputnik Gang), a 43-year-old male, and Joanna Marie Lacanilao y Evangelista, a 35-year-old female, both residents of Mabalacat City.

Acting on intelligence provided by the PDEU Pampanga PPO, the anti-illegal drugs buy-bust operation took place at approximately 5:40 a.m. in Brgy. Dau, Mabalacat City. The operation resulted in the confiscation of approximately 60 grams of alleged shabu, with an estimated street value of P408,000.00.

Additionally, law enforcement recovered a cache of other incriminating evidence, including marked money, a weighing scale, a mobile phone, a sling bag, a purse, a vehicle, and P3,000.00 in cash.

The suspects, along with the seized evidence, will undergo a thorough examination, and charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) are currently being prepared against the alleged peddlers.

In response to this successful operation, PRO3 Director Brig. Gen. Jose S. Hidalgo Jr. stated, “Illegal drugs continue to plague our communities, destroying lives and futures. Our dedicated law enforcement teams remain unwavering in their commitment to combating this menace. We will intensify our efforts in the ongoing battle against illegal drugs.” (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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