The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) conducted consecutive anti-illegal drug operations in different parts of the country, which resulted in the arrest of six drug personalities.

On July 21, 2015, at around 6:30 in the evening, Director Jeffrey A. Bangsa of PDEA Regional Office 7 (PDEA RO7), in his report to PDEA Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac Jr, said operatives of PDEA RO7 conducted a buy-bust operation along Governor M. Roa Street, Brgy.Camputhaw, Cebu City which resulted in the arrest of Ryan Arias y.Jepiga, 28 years old and a resident of 454 C. Padilla Street, DuljoPoblacion, Cebu City; and Andrew Christian Delos Santos y Ape, 17, of
Alingarong, Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

Confiscated during the operation were one piece of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu weighing
five grams, the buy-bust money and the one Yamaha Mio scooter the suspects used in transporting illegal drugs.
Arias will be facing charges for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous
Drugs), Article II of RA 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, while Delos Santos, a minor, was turned over to the Cebu City Social Welfare Development Office (CSWDO) for custody.

 In another buy-bust operation conducted on July 17, 2015, at around 9:50 am, combined operatives of PDEA Regional Office 1 under Director Adrian G. Alvariño, Currimao Police Station, Ilocos Norte Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force,Provincial Intelligence Branch-Provincial Public Safety Company and Ilocos Norte Provincial Police Office arrested four drug suspects who agreed to sell one piece heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu to a PDEA agent who acted as poseur-buyer.

The arrested suspects were identified as Josephine Torralba y Aoalin, 50; Racquel Gamponia y Ricardos, 37; Liza Riñen y Dagupion, 43; and Franklin Gorospe y Reutinez, 46; all residents of Algoog, Badoc, Ilocos Norte. Also confiscated from the suspects were an owner type jeep and the buy-bust money used during the operation.

Torralba, Gamponia, Riñen and Gorospe will be charged for violation of Section 5, Article II of RA 9165.

On the same day, the same law enforcement unit implemented a searchwarrant against Ariel Manuel y Bajet, 39, in his residence in Mambug,Santiago, Ilocos Sur that led to his arrest.

Seized from Manuel were seven pieces of heat-sealed transparentplastic sachets of shabu. He will be charged for violation of Section 11, Article II of RA 9165. (Mr. Glenn J. Malapad, OIC, Public Information Office, PDEA)

Posted by: Edrillan Pasion


Author: tuklasinnatin

A Journalist and served government for 20 years. A community organizer who rose from a clan of artists and novelists.

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