Cops nab 10 drug personalities in Cagayan Valley under Oplan Double Barrel

CAMP MARCELO A. DURU, Tuguegarao City — Cagayan Valley police arrested 10 drug personalities in separate drug buy-bust operations in the region over the weekend.

Information officer of the regional police, Supt. Chevalier Iringa, on Monday identified the arrested suspects as Helen Deza Nicolas, 48, who is number 6 in the police’s drug watch list in the municipality of Abulug, Cagayan; Victor Pinto, 28, of Centro West, Santiago City; Roger Pataueg, 48, of Barangay Tungtel, Baggao, Cagayan; Edgardo Marabut Lelina, 35, of Barangay Bascaran, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya; Janna Mae Guevarra, 25, of Poblacion, Norte, Maddela, Quirino; Davic Antonio, 23, of Nabannagan West, Lasam, Cagayan; Amelia Maruquin, 44, of Sitio Salvacion, Barangay Salvacion, Casambalangan, Sta. Ana, Cagayan; Melvin Maguddatu, 37, of Barangay Payagan East, Ballesteros, Cagayan; Edgardo Raymundo, 52, of Barangay Nuesa, Roxas, Isabela; and John Sielmon, 17, of Barangay Aggub, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya.

Marabut, Nicholas, Pinto, Pataueg, Maguddatu, Raymundo and Sielmon were arrested by the police in separate drug buy-bust operations, while Guevarra, Antonio and Maruquin were served a search warrant. Police recovered ‘shabu’ from the 10 suspects.

The Cagayan Valley police have arrested 434 drug personalities in the region since the start of Oplan Double Barrel. PNA/northboundasia.com