4 suspected drug pushers fall in separate Quezon buy busts
LUCENA CITY – Police arrested four suspected drug pushers in separate operations in Tiaong town and Lucena City in Quezon province on Friday.
Quezon police director Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman said operatives arrested Angelo Amido, 34, and Jonathan Cartabio, 32, after the two sold shabu (crystal meth) to an undercover policeman who posed as buyer during the bust in Tiaong at 6:20 p.m.
Police said the suspects sensed that they were dealing with a police officer and tried to escape aboard their van. However, the undercover officer was quick to shoot at the van’s tires and the suspects were stopped.
Seized from the suspects were 4.2 grams of shabu contained in several plastic sachets, police said.
Meanwhile, the same police unit arrested suspected pusher Sherwin Calaguan, 25, in another buy bust operation two hours later, also in Tiaong. The suspect yielded 2.3 grams of shabu packed in several plastic sachets, ready for distribution to local drug users.
In Lucena City, operatives nabbed suspected pusher Mara Mariella Muzares, 25, in the coastal village of Dalahican around 5:15 p.m.
Police seized less than a gram of shabu packed in four sachets fro, Muzares. The arrested suspect was allegedly one of the remaining suppliers of shabu in the fishing village, police said. /muf
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