Top drug personality arrested in Dagupan

Top drug personality arrested in Dagupan

DAGUPAN CITY — Another top drug personality was arrested by joint elements of the police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in a buy-bust operation on Tuesday in Barangay Herrero here.

Arrested at about 8:50 p.m. that day was Arnold Caasi, 34, a notorious drug dealer, who is a member of the Alikan Drug Group.

Elements of Team Alpha of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 1, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the Dagupan City Police Station conducted the buy-bust operation against Caasi.

Confiscated from the suspect were one piece of small sized heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance, suspected to be shabu with an estimated weight of 0.5 gram and PHP1,000 marked money.

The suspect and pieces of evidence seized from him were brought to PDEA La Union for documentation and proper disposition.

A case for violation of Section 5 of Article II, of Republic Act 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act was already filed against the suspect. PNA / northboundasia.com