LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Four drug suspects were arrested in an intensified police operation against illegal drugs recently.
In a buy-bust operation, three drug suspects were successively arrested by combined operatives of PROCOR and PDEA at Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet in the night of June 27, 2017.
Pushers identified as Edwin Salvador Ganado, 39 and Rommel Paculanan Olog, 38, were arrested in their residence at Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet after they sold a sachet of illegal drugs to a poseur buyer. Seized from their possession were two heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, P2, 900.00 cash and buy-bust money, drug paraphernalia, and two cellphone. Another suspect identified as Reynan Tan Chavez, 27, resident of Bayabas, Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet was arrested in a follow-up operation in the same place when he was about to deliver illegal drugs to Ganado. Seized from him were three heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected “shabu,” P1,000.00 cash money, and one cellphone.
Moreover, another drug dealer identified as Jessiemel Butad Montemayor alias Ashley, 24, presently residing at Block 3 East Quirino Hill, Baguio City was nabbed in the afternoon of June 25, 2017 along the road at East Quirino Hill, Baguio City. Suspect sold a sachet of illegal drugs to one of the members of the operatives who posed as a poseur buyer before he was nabbed. Confiscated from his possession is a sachet containing suspected shabu and buy bust money amounting to Php500.00.
Arrested suspects are now under the custody of the concerned operating units and a case for violation of R.A 9165 otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 was filed against them in court
With these successive arrests, it only manifests that the PNP cannot afford to lower their guard. There is no let-up in eradicating both the use and trade of illegal drugs in this region and more aggressive and active drug war will be piloted especially in the conduct of operations against illegal drug personalities and drug syndicates.