3 more drug personalities fall in Pangasinan

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Three more drug personalities were arrested by the police in drug buy-bust operations conducted in separate towns of Pangasinan on August 1 as part of the continuing war against illegal drugs in the province.

Arrested at 10:00 a.m. in Barangay Cal-litang Sta. Maria, Pangasinan by intelligence operatives of the Sta. Maria Police in coordination with PDEA Region 1 was Ariel Ancheta, 42, who sold one heat-sealed sachet of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) to a police poseur-buyer who used a marked money of P200.

Meanwhile, one Jonathan Maramba, 29, was arrested at 5:30 p.m. in Barangay Gueguesangen, Mangaldan in another buy-bust operation by policemen and PDEA agents.

One sachet of shabu was seized from the suspect. When searched on his pockets, he yielded one more big and one small sachets of shabu.

Another suspect, Julius Pugal, 26, a resident of Sitio Aling, Arellano, Dagupan City, was arrested by the police in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Anolid, Mangaldan at about 6:10 p.m. of August 1.

He yielded one heat-sealed plastic sachet containing crystalline granules suspected to be the shabu he was selling to a poseur-buyer, and another heat-sealed plastic sachet containing crystalline granules suspected to be shabu from his pocket.

All the suspects have now been charged with violation of Section 11 of Republic Act 9165 or illegal selling and illegal possession of dangerous drugs. PNA/northboundasia.com