Authorities nab 2 drug pushers in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya

Authorities nab 2 drug pushers in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya

ARITAO, Nueva Vizcaya — The Aritao Police Station (APS) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested two drug pushers in separate drug buy bust operations Monday in this town.

Police chief inspector Joberman A. Videz, town police chief, identified the arrested suspects as Marceliano Dereje y Pinero, 44, a resident of Purok 2 Bone South Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya and Imeldo Caoile y Ramos, 51, of Linglingay poblacion of the town.

Dereje was arrested on Monday at 1:00 p.m. during a buy bust operation of the Aritao Police Station and PDEA in Barangay Calitlitan of the town.

Recovered from Dereje was one plastic sachet containing crystalline substance suspected as “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride), one P1,000 marked money with serial number VP 537305, one unit of Samsung cellphone, one black wallet and one unit black tricycle with plate number BP 13388.

On the same day at 5:25 p.m., Caoile was also arrested in a buy bust operation in Barangay Poblacion of this town. Confiscated from him was one plastic sachet containing suspected shabu, one P1,000 and one P500 marked money and one unit white Samsung cellphone.

A case of violation of Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 is now being prepared to be filed in court. PNA