LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Lingayen police is investigating how three-heat sealed plastic sachets of shabu managed to enter the Pangasinan Provincial Jail here.

This after a provincial jail guard found the illegal drugs in the cell of one Norvhy Anayanayo, 25, during a routine inspection at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Ananayo is detained at the provincial jail while awaiting trial of his two cases for violation of Republic Act No. 9165 (illegal drug possession).

However, if it can be found that he owned the three heat-sealed sachets of shabu found in his cell, he is in for more trouble.

Provincial Jail Officer 1 Marvin Zara, the jail guard who found the stuff in Ananayo’s possession, personally appeared before the Lingayen Police Station at 3 p.m. that day to report the incident.

Meanwhile, the Urdaneta City police netted a prized catch when they arrested one of the top 10 drug personalities in a drug buy-bust operation on Feb. 23 at about 3:00 p.m. at Dona Trining Village, Zone 1 in Camantiles, Urdaneta City..

The operation was conducted by elements of the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group ( CAIDSOTG) in coordination with PDEA Region 1, San Fernando City La Union .

The suspect was identified as one Tito Gabiola Sr., 54, listed as one of the members of the notorious Kadi Omar Group wanted under Coplan “Mulawin”. Arrested with him was his relative identified as Rico Gabiola, 18.

Nine sachets containing crystalline substance called shabu, one marked Php 500 bill and a coin purse were seized from the Gabiolas.

Cases of Illegal Sale of Dangerous Drugs and Illegal Possession of Dangerous Drugs are now being prepared against the two suspects.

In Dagupan City, a mini-bus barker and a transgender beautician were arrested by police patrollers implementing Oplan “Sita” on Arellano Street at 11:40 a.m. of Feb. 23.

Two heat-sealed plastic sachets were seized by lawmen from Teodorico Gardoce, 50, of Sitio Kamanggaan, Mayombo; and Richard Mercado, 27, of Bari, Mangaldan.

This happened when PO1 Bryan Fernandez and PO1 Ariel Mar Soriano, chanced upon the suspects coming from Sitio Aling, Arellano, a drug hot spot in Dagupan, and while getting nearer to the two, they saw Gardoce abruptly throwing something along the pavement.

This prompted PO1 Fernandez to get off from his motorcycle to verify the contents of the object thrown by one of the suspects.

After ascertaining that this was a sachet of suspected shabu, PO1 Mar Soriano approached the other suspect ( Mercado), which resulted in the confiscation of another heat -sealed plastic sachet containing suspected shabu from his possession.

Immediate arrests were implemented by the two police officers against the two suspects, after being informed of their constitutional rights.

Suspects were brought to Region 1 Medical Center for medical examination before they were turned over to the duty investigator of the police station for further investigation.

The confiscated shabu had now been submitted to the PNP Crime Laboratory in Lingayen for laboratory examination.

A case for violation of Sec 11 of RA 9165 is now being readied for filing in court against the suspects. PNA/