DAGUPAN CITY — A couple in the drug watch list of the Dagupan police were arrested by lawmen in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Bolosan over the weekend.

Arrested around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, were Alvin Baylon, 41, and Manilyn Santos, alias “Allen and Negra”, 26, of Fernandez Street and Sitio Aliguas in Barangay Pantal, Dagupan City.

Santos was found out to have a standing warrant of arrest for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Anti-Drugs Act) issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Marvin Jovito Samadan of Branch 40.

Investigation showed that Baylon and Samadan arrived in Bolosan riding on skydrive motorcycle to fulfill an agreement they made with the poseur-buyer.

Upon alighting, the poseur-buyer handed P1,000 to Santos which the latter passed to Baylon. Santos gave one heat-sealed sachet of Shabu to the poseur-buyer.

After the exchange, policemen who were monitoring the transaction, approached Baylon and Santos and arrested them. When frisked, Baylon yielded three more sachets of shabu.

Cases for violation of Article II Section 5 and Section 11 of RA 9165 were filed against the suspects. PNA/