LEGAZPI CITY – Four suspected drug pushers were arrested while PHP4.7 million worth of illegal drugs were seized in two separate anti-drug operations in Camarines Sur on Sunday, the Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO5) reported Monday.
Maj. Malu Calubaquib, PRO5 spokesperson, identified those nabbed as siblings Edcel Dellagas, 35, and Richard Dellagas, 39, both residents of Barangay Sigamot, Libmanan town.
Their arrests in Zone 3 of the same village were done by operatives of the Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit 5, Team Camarines Sur and Naga City together with the Provincial Intelligence Unit, Camarines Sur Provincial Police Office, 501st Regional Mobile Force Battalion 5 and Libmanan Police Station in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
Calubaquib said during the operation, the suspect sold 100 grams of suspected “shabu” to the poseur buyer in exchange for PHP150,000.
Following the arrest, the operatives conducted a body search and seized more drugs placed in plastic sachets from the suspects, with a total market value of over PHP1 million, she added.
In another operation, an entrapment operation in Barangay Sta. Cruz-Ratay, Calabanga town resulted in the arrest of Alvin Bonifacio, 33, who is listed as a high-value target of PRO5, and Jomel Abeca, 23. Both suspects are residents of Zone 7 in the same village.
Seized from the duo were 500 grams of suspected shabu with an estimated value of PHP3.4 million.
Brig. Gen. Rudolph Dimas, PRO5 regional director, in a statement, commended the operating team for remaining true to their commitment to suppress the proliferation of illegal drugs in the region.
“This accomplishment attests to the determination of the men and women of PRO5 as key players in addressing this social menace. Highlighting the principle of “kaayusan” and “kapayapaan” under the Chief Philippine National Police’s peace and security agenda, we--your Kasurog cops together with PDEA shall continue to intensify our efforts with the hope to eradicate and arrest persons involved in the trade of illegal drugs," Dimas said. (PNA)