La Union– A married couple, an advertising agent and a minor were arrested in a buy- bust operation LAST March 2 anti-narcotics agents of PDEA RO1 (Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 1) at Bauang La Union.
In a report submitted to PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. the suspects were identified as 36- year old Mary Jane Lucido and 44 year old husband Benjamin Lucido Jr., who were allegedly supplying the illegal drug shabu to 24- year old Carvic Valdellon, address unknown and partner, a minor who was not identified by name.
PDEA RO1 Regional Director ADRIAN G. ALVARIÑO confirmed the confiscation of 7 sachets of the illegal drug and the buy bust money, which was not specified. Further, investigation also disclosed that the Lucidos were subjects of a search warrant last March 1, but eluded arrest.
The Lucido couple and Carvic are temporarily detained at PDEA RO1 JailFacility while a case of violating sections 5 “Selling of Illegal Drugs”, which is penalized by life imprisonment with a fine of 500,000 to 10M pesos of the comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being readied against them. The minor has been assessed and would be turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development. JUN ELIAS/northboundasia.com