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Subic drug raid nets 20 drug users, pushers

By: - Correspondent / @amacatunoINQ
/ 06:00 PM May 19, 2017
A PDEA agent inspects the illegal drugs confiscated inside a drug den raided by authorities in Subic.  ALLAN MACATUNO/Philippine Daily Inquirer

A PDEA agent inspects the illegal drugs confiscated inside a drug den raided by authorities in Subic. ALLAN MACATUNO/Philippine Daily Inquirer

SUBIC, Zambales—The Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority (PDEA) raided three identified drug dens and arrested 20 drug suspects in Barangay Calapacuan in this town on Friday.

The raiding team swooped down on the houses at about 10 a.m. to serve search warrants against drug suspects Larry Salaman, Ali Salaman, and Arlene Cortez.

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The suspected drug dens were in what PDEA described as a drug-infiltrated community, which has been the subject of several anti-illegal drug operations in the past.

PDEA Central Luzon director Juvenal Azurin said at least 70 grams of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and various drug paraphernalia were confiscated from the suspects.

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Azurin said after they invited 41 villagers for drug tests, about 16 of them resulted positive for having consumed illegal drugs. “We will continue conducting this kind of operation in the hope of putting an end to the illegal drug trade in this community,” Azurin told the Inquirer.  JPV

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