BAGUIO CITY – Five suspected drug personalities were arrested by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents after having found in their possession prohibited drugs and other illegal drug paraphernalia during a buy bust operation at Campo Sioco Saturday night.
Senior Superintendent George D. Daskeo, acting city director of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the arrested drug personalities as Francisco Natividad Amando alias Marlon Amando, 57; Michelle Marie Esguerra alias Michille Tildi, 30; Jennifer Calbuzo de Guzman, 35, Alfredo Subrebella Rulloda, 46 and Oyong Sobia Ortazon, 24.
Confiscated from their possession were shabu weighing 49 grams, assorted illegal drug paraphernalia and P10,000 in cash including buy bust money, dried marijuana leaves.
Marlon Armando is listed the No. 2 target of Oplan Lambat Sibat while Esguerra is among the watlist of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Cordillera.
However, a certain Ernie, one of the alleged illegal drug personalities, was able to elude arrest during the operation.
The arrested individuals and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the BCPO headquarters in preparation to the filing of appropriate charges against them.
By Dexter A. See