BUGUIAS, Benguet – A 49-year old tricycle driver who is reportedly one of the notorious drug personalities in the municipality was arrested by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents after having found in his possession suspected illegal drugs and assorted drug paraphernalia during a buy bust operation at Bekes, Buyacaoan, here, Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the arrested drug personality as Melchor Flores Dasmariñas alias “Bobby/Pokwang”, 39, married, tricycle driver, native of Purok 2, Nagcuralan, Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija and presently residing in Ambabag, Guinaoang, Mankayan, Benguet.
Confiscated from his possession by the operating troops were one heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu” weighing 0.80 grams worth P1,000.00, two pieces P500.00 bill used as buy-bust money, one piece P100.00 bill, two pieces P50.00 bill and one colored orange plastic lighter.
The arrested individual and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the Buguias Municipal Police Station for documentation awaiting the filing of the appropriate charges against him before the provincial prosecutor’s office.
By Dexter A. See