The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) under the leadership of Director General/Undersecretary JOSE S. GUTIERREZ JR., arrested more drug pushers in the regions.
On February 17, 2011, agents of PDEA Region 7 under the direct supervision of Director Adrian G. Alvariño conducted a buy-bust operation along the vicinity of Magsaysay St. Barangay Suba, Pasil, Cebu City which resulted in the arrest of a notorious drug Watch Listed person in the area namely Marcial Sere Inso, who resisted the arrest but was finally immobilized by the arresting operatives.
During the arrest, the PDEA agents heard gunshots from the neighboring residences, they were hit with rocks and Molotov (improvised kerosene bomb). Despite the risky situation, the operatives managed to subdue the suspect and bring him to the office.
Pieces of evidence recovered from Inso were two (1) transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu with a total weight of more or less 7 grams and the marked money.
Further investigation revealed that Marcial Sere Inso was also responsible for the extensive distribution of illegal drugs in the provinces of Bohol and Siquijor including the town of Cordova and in Lapu-lapu City.
On the same day, PDEA in Region 8 also arrested a drug pusher during a buy bust operation. The suspect was identified as Edward Peregrino David Go of Barangay 74 Lower Nula, Tacloban City, Leyte. He yielded a sachet of suspected shabu.
A case for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) Article II of RA 9165 has been filed against the suspects.-30- (RAFFY RICO/JIMMY CAMBA)