A series of entrapment operations resulted in the arrest of five suspected pushers of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, in Ilocos Sur, all happening only hours apart.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said that the operations were conducted in the City of Vigan and municipality of Bantay on Thursday, June 4, 2015.
In Barangay Tamag, Vigan City at around 10:00 in the morning, combined elements of PDEA Regional Office 1 (PDEA RO1) under Director Adrian Alvariño, Vigan City Police Station and Ilocos Sur Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (PAIDSOTG) arrested Roger Adoc, 41 years old, a tricycle driver. Confiscated from him were four transparent plastic sachets of shabu, weighing more or less 38 grams.
Thirty-eight minutes later, two suspects identified as Allan Pisalbo, 29; and Michelle Parungao, 28, both jobless, were busted by the same operating team in Barangay Balaleng Aminance, Bantay, Ilocos Sur. The duo yielded a total of 83 plastic sachets of shabu weighing approximately 30 grams and assorted paraphernalia.
In Barangay Pantay Daya, Vigan City, the same operating team conducted another buy-bust operation four hours later that led to the arrest of Joel Pacpaco, 37, a notorious member of IKKO Drug Group; and Jim Cornelio Gascon Ines, 28. Seized from them were two sachets of shabu and one improvised tooter.
The five suspects will be charged for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. An additional case for violation of Section 12 (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia) will also be filed in court against Pisalbo, Parungao, Pacpaco and Ines. (Mr. Glenn J. Malapad, OIC, Public Information Office, PDEA)
Posted By: Edrillan Pasion