8 nabbed in Bicol drug raids, buy-busts
LEGAZPI CITY – At least eight drug personalities were arrested Thursday in separate buy-busts and drug raids conducted by police in Bicol provinces, police reported Friday.
Chief Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said police operations were carried out in Camarines Sur, Carmarines Norte, and Albay led to the arrest of eight drug personalities and confiscation of several sachets of suspected “shabu” (crystal meth) and other drug paraphernalia.
In Baao, Camarines Sur, suspects Alan Bigay, 35; Aldrin Villamer, 20; Reymar Magistrado, 35; and Jake Bedural, 20, were arrested while on a drug session around 5:50 a.m Thursday at Bigay’s residence in Barangay (village) Sta. Teresita. Police confiscated four sachets of suspected shabu from them.
In a separate operation in the same village in Baao, police operatives armed with a search warrant collared Jose Florendo, 57, and seized from him five plastic sachets of suspected shabu around 6:30 a.m. also Thursday.
In another drug raid at around the same time also in Baao, police arrested Jonathan Sinfuego, 45, resident of Barangay Sta. Teresita, and confiscated from him two plastic sachets of suspected shabu.
Meanwhile, in Mercedes, Camarines Norte, Noli Arizabal Jr., 41, fisherman from Barangay Manquisoc, was arrested around 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Police seized from him three plastic sachets of suspected shabu.
In Pio Duran, Albay, authorities arrested Andres Aquino, 37, a fish vendor, during a drug buy-bust operation around 10:40 a.m. in Barangay Banawan. Confiscated from him was five plastic sachets of suspected shabu. /kga
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