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Calabarzon drug sting: P2.75M shabu, kush seized; 2 women arrested

By: - Reporter / @JhoannaBINQ
/ 08:35 AM May 17, 2018

Police Regional Office 4-A Director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar inspects items seized in a buy-bust operation in Cainta early Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo from PRO4-A Public Information Office)

Calabarzon anti-illegal drug operatives arrested two women as they seized P2.75-million worth of imported illegal drugs from them during a buy-bust operation in Cainta, Rizal early Thursday.

Authorities arrested suspects Laika Camille San Pedro and Maria Cecia Baylon in an anti-illegal drug operation conducted around 12:45 a.m.at Q Plaza Square along Marcos Highway in Barangay San Isidro.

They also confiscated from them 250 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) worth P1.25 million and a kilo of marijuana variant called as kush worth P1.5 million – which were packed separately in a compressed plastic bag and placed inside a reusable bag.

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The drug sting was carried out by joint operatives of the Police Regional Office 4-A Regional Drug Enforcement Unit, Cainta Police Station Special Drug Enforcement Team, and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 4A.

Based on a police spot report, an undercover agent tried to buy the drugs using P500,000 marked money.

The report also said the illegal drugs were imported abroad thru parcels by recipients with fake names to mislead authorities.

According to police, the women are wives of two drug personalities – Evan Baylon and Jester Vera, both currently detained at the Metro Manila District Jail in Bicutan. Baylon and Vera were also said to co-inmates of alleged drug lord Antonio Cisneros, who is involved in trafficking drugs in Metro Manila and nearby cities.  /kga

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TAGS: buy-bust, Cainta, Calabarzon, Crime, Drug war, Illegal drugs, kush, marijuana, PDEA, PNP‎, Rizal, shabu
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