Anti-crime ops net 6 suspects in N. Ecija

Philippine News Agency
January 12, 2021

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija – At least six persons, including this city’s 8th most wanted person, were arrested while some PHP94,700 worth of shabu were seized in a series of anti-crime operations in this province on Monday.

Col. Marvin Joe Saro, Nueva Ecija police chief, on Tuesday, said two of the suspects-- Hector Abad, 43, and Darwin Manalastas, 28, both of Barangay San Fernando Sur, Cabiao town-- were collared in a buy-bust by the San Isidro police.

Operatives recovered from the duo 10 sachets of shabu with an estimated street value of PHP5,000.

A joint operation by the Quezon Police Station, Provincial Intelligence Branch, Regional Field Mobile Battalion-3 (RFMB3) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), meanwhile, bagged a certain Jon Jon Botardo, 49, of Barangay San Miguel, Quezon town who reportedly yielded eight sachets, weighing 12.8 grams or PHP87,000 worth of shabu.

Anti-drugs teams from General Tinio and Cabanatuan City police, meanwhile, arrested Eljericho Abanilla, 36, a vendor from Barangay Sto. Tomas, Peñaranda and Resty Gimeno, 22, of Barangay Daan Sarile, who were caught with a total of PHP2,700 worth of shabu.

Bryan Gabriel, 30, who was listed No. 8 most wanted person here, was arrested in a manhunt operation in Barangay Kapitan Pepe, police said.

Gabriel, of Barangay Mayapyap, has a pending arrest warrant for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (PNA)

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