Top One drug personality falls in Pangasinan town

ASINGAN, Pangasinan — The Top One drug personality of this town fell in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Poblacion West here Wednesday morning.

Arrested by operatives of the Asingan Police, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 1 was Loreto Tumbaga Jr., alias Palits of Barangay Poblacion after selling one heat-sealed plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) to a policeman who acted as poseur buyer.

Recovered from the suspect’s possession, control and custody were five hundred pesos genuine paper bill, used marked money and two pieces of heat-sealed plastic sachets with white crystalline substances also suspected to be shabu.

Suspect was informed of his constitutional rights and brought to the Asingan Community Hospital in Barangay Dupac, Asingan for physical and medical examination.

He was subsequently brought to the Asingan Police Station for proper disposition. All seized items were brought to Crime Laboratory Office in Lingayen, Pangasinan for laboratory examinations.

Appropriate charges for violation of Section 5 and 11 of Republic Act No. 9165 against Tumbaga are now being prepared for inquest proceeding. PNA/