Pangasinan drug distributor captured in Dagupan

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DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan – A priority target listed shabu distributor was taken into custody along with his live in partner as they openly sold the contraband to disguised agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office 1 (PDEA RO1) along AB Fernadez Avenue, here, Wednesday afternoon.

In a report submitted to PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña by PDEA RO1 Regional Director Jeoffrey C. Tacio, identified the suspect as 43 year old Reynaldo DV Pugal and cohort 47 year old Criselda C. Arzadon. Both suspects reside at Sitio Aling, Pantal, Dagupan City, Pangasinan.

Reynaldo Pugal has been tagged as one of the main distributors of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride in Sitio Aling, Dagupan City which has been tagged as one of the haven of drug personalities. Ironically Sitio Aling has been declared by local authorities as “illegal drug free area” a week ago.

The sting operation led to the confiscation of a plastic sachet of Methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as shabu, weighing scale and the buy bust money used in the transaction.

Suspects are formally charged for cases of violating of Sections 5 in relation to Section 26 under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

By Bismarck Bengwayan

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