Elderly woman, 2 others yield shabu worth P1M in Batangas

/ 11:16 AM June 20, 2018

SAN PEDRO CITY – The police recovered P1.1 million worth of shabu from an 82-year-old woman and two relatives in an operation in Batangas City Tuesday night, the police said on Wednesday.

The suspects were identified as Estelita Andal, 82; her daughter Circoncicion Andal, 59; and Estelita’s son-in-law, Danilo Ramos, 32.


A report from the Batangas police headquarters, said a buy-bust operation that targeted Ramos around 11 p.m. Tuesday, led authorities to Andals’ residence in Barangay Calicanto, Batangas City.

The police recovered 58 sachets of suspected shabu (crystal meth) and P15,000 marked money from the suspects.


Supt. Sancho Celedio, Batangas City police chief, said in a phone interview that Estelita had long been selling drugs up to the time of her arrest.

“For a time, she was out of the radar of the law enforcers. Who would have thought an 82-year-old would be selling drugs?” Celedio said.

He said prior to the arrest, police learned that Estelita, with Circoncicion, would go to the city’s old marketplace to carry out their illegal dealings.

The police said Estelita also faced drug charges in the adjacent town of Bauan.

The suspects told the police that drug pushing had been their “livelihood”
for the longest time, Celedio said quoting Estelita.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Batangas City, Circoncicion Andal, Danilo Ramos, Estelita Andal, ‎Police, Sancho Celedio, shabu
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Survey: 41% of Filipinos expect better times ahead

November 20, 2019 03:02 AM


Killer looks

November 20, 2019 12:20 AM


Satisfying payoff for best actress Alessandra de Rossi

November 20, 2019 12:15 AM

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.