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5 nabbed in separate drug stings in Quezon

LUCENA CITY –– Police arrested four suspected drug pushers and a marijuana user in anti-drug operations in five municipalities in Quezon province on Friday and Saturday, police said.

In Pagbilao town, anti-illegal drugs operatives collared Christopher Alcala, 36, after he sold “shabu” (crystal meth) to an undercover police officer in Barangay Ikirin around 2 a.m. Saturday, Colonel Audie Madrideo, Quezon police director, said in a report.

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Alcala yielded four plastic sachets with 1.10 grams of shabu worth P6,050 in the street market.

In Sariaya town, Reymilbenson Lobo,39, was also arrested in a drug sting in Barangay Sto. Cristo around 7 p.m. Police seized two sachets of shabu worth P1,320.

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Authorities also busted two alleged notorious peddlers of marijuana or “weed” to students and out-of-school youths in the towns of Lucban and Tayabas City.

Gernan Peraz, 28, was arrested in a buy-bust in Barangay Ayuti around 8 p.m. Police found six sachets of marijuana weighing 19.45 grams from the suspect.

In Tayabas City, Jimboy Baldovino, 18, was busted while carrying two sachets of marijuana weighing 9.61 grams.

In Lucena City, police arrested Charles Jefferson Rada, 19, during a drug clearing operation in Barangay 10 around 2 a.m. Saturday. Rada, a suspected marijuana user, yielded a 0.5-gram sachet of “weed”./lzb

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