8 nabbed, P530K illegal drugs seized in Angeles City
ANGELES CITY––Members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 3 (PDEA-3) and Criminal Investigation and Detention Group-Region 3 (CIDG-3) arrested Tuesday eight suspects and confiscated some P530 worth of illegal drugs in this city.
In a statement, PDEA-3 said they arrested the suspects in two separate anti-illegal drugs operations in Barangay Sta. Trinidad and Barangay Salapungan.
The first operation resulted in the arrest of Rodel Cayetano, 44, alleged maintainer of a suspected drug den; Andrew Salangsang, 18; Christopher Pangan, 46; Ricardo Molina Jr., 31; and Raquel Molina, 46.
PDEA-3 said they seized 25 grams of “shabu” (crystal meth) with a street value of P170,000 from the suspects.
In Salapungan, PDEA-3 and CIDG-3 operatives arrested Jonas Jay Bongal, 21; Josepio Paras, 20; and Kiel Karl Batao, 23.
Three bricks of dried marijuana leaves weighing three kilograms worth about P360,000 in the street market were allegedly seized from the trio.
All arrested suspects are facing charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
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