Ex-cop, 3 other suspected drug pushers held in Lucena buy-bust
LUCENA CITY – Four suspected drug pushers, one of them a former policeman, were nabbed in a police buy-bust operation here Sunday afternoon.
Senior Supt. Rhoderick Armamento, chief of the Quezon Police Provincial Office, identified the suspects as Santiago Rosales, Rolando Japor, Roderick Defeo and former cop Fortunato Nozaenta, who went on absence without leave (Awol).
They were arrested in Barangay Ibabang Dupay at around 2 p.m.
Authorities seized from them three sachets of crystal meth, or “shabu,” worth P3,700, assorted drug paraphernalia, and the P500 in marked money used in the operation.
Police acted on information from former drug users from the barangay who had surrendered.
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