Five suspected pushers collared in separate buy-bust operations

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Five suspected drug pushers, one of them identified as number 5 under the priority watchlist of drug personalities, were arrested in simultaneous drug buy-bust operations conducted by the police on August 30, in separate towns of Pangasinan.

In the drug priority watchlist was one Arnel Mingarine, 51, who was arrested by the Villasis police in Barangay Piaz, Villasis on August 30 at about 10:30 a.m. in a buy-bust operation.

Recovered from the suspect’s possession, control and custody were two transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be “shabu” and three pieces of PHP100 bill used by a police poseur buyer as marked money.

Another drug personality arrested at 3p.m. of August 30 in Barangay Aserda, Mapandan in another buy-bust operation was one Judy Burguillos, alias “Axel”, 26, of Barangay Baloling, Mapandan.

The police also arrested one Vincent Bautista, alias “Cnok”, 35, in Brgy. Quinaoayanan, Bani Pangasinan at about 9:10 p.m. on August 30.

Confiscated from his possession, control and custody were one small heat-sealed transparent sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be merhamphetamine hydrochloride, one PHP500 bill used as marked money and one black Samsung cellular phone with blue case.

Meanwhile, at 8:10 p.m. of August 30 in Barangay Palma, Basista, one David Datuin, 36, was arrested by the police when he sold one sachet of shabu to a police agent who used a marked money of three PHP100 bill.

Another suspect, Jun Joven Sarmiento, 20, also fell in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Bantog, Asingan after selling two sachets of shabu to a police officer disguised as buyer at 8p.m. of August 30.

Cases for violation of Section 5 and 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165 was filed against all the suspects, PNA/