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4 arrested in drug bust in La Union village

/ 03:37 PM December 27, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—Four people were arrested in a buy-bust drug operation launched by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) last Sunday in La Union, the agency said Thursday.

after they allegedly conspired in selling, and were in possession of sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, discovered after a drug sting in La Union, a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Thursday.

In a belated report, PDEA Director General Undersecretary Artur Cacdac, Jr. identified the arrested suspects as brothers Eduardo Buenavista Jr., 35; and Edmund, 32; and Eduardo’s live-in partner, Jennifer Cariño, 31; and another female, Debbie Mangany, 24.


Cacdac said the Buenavista brothers yielded two sachets of shabu during the operation in Barangay (village) Poblacion East.

Cariño and Mangany were arrested on suspicion they were accomplices.

Also allegedly confiscated from the group was a pink pouch containing 35 heat-sealed sachets of suspected shabu weighing 6.9865 grams, one roll of aluminum foil, one mobile phone, three scissors, cash money, bank deposit slips and the P 1,000 marked money.

The Buenavista brothers, Cariño and Mangany, are temporarily detained at the PDEA RO1 jail facility.

They are now facing charges for violation of Section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs), in relation to Section 26 (conspiracy to sell), Section 11 (possession of dangerous drugs), Section 12 (possession of drugs paraphernalia), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Jamie Marie Elona


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