Five fall in Bicol drug bust
Anti-illegal drugs operatives arrested five people in a buy-bust operation in Camarines Sur that also yielded thousands of pesos worth of hydrochloride (shabu), the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Thursday.
PDEA Regional Office 5 identified the suspects as Bryan Cesar B. Pederio, alias Maestro; Berna B. Magsino, alias Bern; Jhodel A. Nepomuceno, Charlote C. Caňa and Salvador Alegre Jr., alias Luis/Tatay.
The suspects were arrested Sunday in Progress Home Subdivision in Barangay Del Rosario, Canaman, Camarines Sur, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said in a statement.
Authorities seized seven tape-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu, weighing more or less 15 grams worth P75,000 and the buy-bust money.
The suspects will be charged with possession and use of illegal drugs in violation of Sections 5, 13, 14, Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. /cbb
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