15 arrested for illegal drugs in Pangasinan; 3 of them are top priority targets

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO), together with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region 1, arrested a total of 15 illegal drug suspects, three of them are top priority targets in different towns and cities of the province during the week.

On June 18, the Dagupan City Police Station (DCPS) and PDEA RO1 arrested Christian “Botog” Bermudez, 23, in a buy-bust operation and seized from him one sachet of suspected shabu.

On the same day, the Mapandan Anti- Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (MAIDSOTG), intelligence operatives of Mangaldan Police Station and PDEA RO1 arrested Danilo “Danny” De Guzman, 46, of Barangay Alitaya in another buy-bust operation in Barangay Pias Mapandan.

On June 19, Aileen Tobias, 29, resident of Bantayan Mangaldan was arrested by a lady jail guard, JO1 Mylin Awas, and seized a sachet of suspected shabu from her custody during a body search in a strip search room of the Bureau of Jail management and Penology (BJMP) in Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City.

Meanwhile, the No.4 listed top priority target of the San Fabian Police Station (SPS), Robert “Nognog” Calicdan, 37, was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Tempra-Guilig, San Fabian. Operatives seized from him three sachets of suspected shabu.

On the same day, Jessie De Guzman, 34 of Barangay San Pedro San Carlos City was arrested when he sold one sachet of suspected shabu while another sachet was confiscated from his custody in a buy-bust operation.

In Balungao, John Kennedy Marron, 23, resident of Barangay San Aurelio 1st , was arrested in a buy-bust operation.

On June 20, the Sta. Maria Police Station arrested Ricky Trinidad, 36, resident of Barangay Poblacion West in a checkpoint and was found in his possession one sachet of suspected shabu.

On June 21, a member of drug group listed by PDEA RO1 and top No. 6 drug personality in Dagupan City was arrested through the joint efforts of the Dagupan City Police Station, Provincial Anti- illegal Drugs Special Task Force, PDEA RO1 and Sta. Barbara Police Station.

The suspect identified as Ricardo Servillon Melecio, 56, resident of Nueva Street, Dagupan City, was arrested for selling three sachets of suspected shabu to an undercover agent in Barangay Poblacion Norte Sta. Barbara.

In another operation, the Dagupan police arrested Marisa Martinez, 51, Antonio Ferrer, 32, Bernie Martinez, 19 and Raymund Biagtan, 39, during their pot session in barangay Tambac- Melag Dagupan City.

In Bugallon, the top No.7 target drug personality identified as Lorenzo Quimson Jr., 30, resident of barangay Bolaoen, was arrested in a buy -bust operation.

On June 22, a search warrant for violation of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002) and violation of RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act) was served by San Manuel Police Station (SMPS) against Butch “Bulldog” Pablo, 33, top no.3 drug personality in Sitio Sagpat, Barangay Guiset Sur.

On the same day, Urdaneta City Police Station chased a tricycle driver who avoided the Oplan Sita operation checkpoint in Zone 2 Barangay Nancamaliran West, who was in possession of two sachets of suspected shabu and other drug paraphernalia upon body search by police officers.

The suspect was identified as Bernardo Pontanoza II, 33, resident of Barangay Palacpalac, Pozorrubio. PNA/northboundasia.com