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ARRESTED FEMALE PUSHER SAYS SUPPLY COMES FROM BILIBID DETAINEE

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An arrested female shabu pusher claimed that her supplier gets the illegal drug from a source who is a detainee at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).

            PDEA Director General Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr. said that during investigation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency–Cordillera Administrative Region (PDEA-CAR), suspect Aileen Orcullo Saavedra said that her supplier from Sablan, Benguet travels every now and then from Baguio City to get the illegal drug from a detainee at NBP.

            Saavedra, 23 years old, housewife, a native of Zamboanga City and residing at No. 32 Bagong Bayan, Happy Glen Loop, Baguio City, was arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by operatives of PDEA-CAR near her residence in the evening of May 11, 2011. Seized from her were two sachets of shabu weighing 0.21 grams with a street value of two thousand pesos (P2,000).

            Investigation also revealed that Saavedra and her live-in partner who was not identified are responsible for shabu peddling at the Happy Glen Loop Area and their clients are mostly out-of-school youth. Their buyers, according to the investigation, usually order shabu either through text messaging or phone call. The customers then pick the item at the couple’s house.

            A case for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Republic Act 9165, or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, has been filed against Saavedra before the Office of the City Prosecutor-Baguio. -30- Director Derrick Arnold C Carreon, Chief, Public Information Office

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