PDEA hotline tip leads to arrest of drug suspect in Zambales | Inquirer News

PDEA hotline tip leads to arrest of drug suspect in Zambales

Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Central Luzon arrested a drug suspect in Castillejos town, Zambales province on Saturday (May 8) after receiving a tip through its hotline. (Photo courtesy of PDEA)

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales- A tip received by the hotline of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority (PDEA) helped authorities track down a man included in the list of target drug personalities in Castillejos town.

Christian Frivaldo, director of PDEA in Central Luzon, identified the suspect as Teddy Capuli, 51, alias Ruffa.


Capili was caught selling “shabu” (crystal meth) to an undercover agent along Sitio Baring Road in Barangay San Nicolas, also in Castillejos, on Saturday (May 8).

Authorities also recovered from the suspect other plastic sachets containing shabu worth P15,000 and the marked bust money.


Frivaldo said they were tipped off by a concerned citizen through the hotline “Isumbong mo kay Wilkins” about the suspect’s drug activities.

Wilkins is PDEA Director General Wilkins Villanueva.

Charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are now being readied against Capili. INQ

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