2 brothers fall in San Juan City drug sting
MANILA, Philippines — Two brothers, who are former drug surrenderees, were arrested in a buy-bust operation in San Juan City on Holy Wednesday, Eastern Police District (EPD) reported.
Drug suspect Arnaldo Gallardo, 55; and Arnel Gallardo, 50, who were both residents of M. Salvador St. Barangay San Perfecto, were arrested after they sold P500 worth of shabu (crystal meth) to an undercover police officer during the operation.
Confiscated from the suspects were nine pieces of heat sealed transparent sachets of suspected shabu.
San Juan City Police Chief Col. Ariel Fulo said the arrest stemmed from confidential informations that the Gallardo brothers went back to peddling drugs in their area.
Fulo said the suspects were former surrenderees under Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Oplan Tokhang but returned to selling illegal drugs.
The Gallardo brothers were detained at the San Juan City police custodial facility and will face charges for violation of Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. /jpv
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