CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga - Some PHP1.7 million worth of shabu were seized from three drug peddlers in a buy-bust operation in Mabalacat City, this province on Friday.
In a police report, Col. Robin K. Sarmiento, acting provincial director of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office, identified the arrested suspects as Alvin Cortez, 44;Rosalinda Dizon, 31; and Orlando Cortez, 54, all residents of Xevera Subdivision, Mabalacat City.
Sarmiento said seized from the three were one transparent plastic bag and one knot-tied transparent plastic sachet containing 250 grams of suspected shabu with a Dangerous Drugs Board-estimated value of PHP1.7 million, buy-bust money, a Toyota Vios, and other pieces of evidence.
He said a complaint for violation of Section 5 and Section 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the arrested suspects.
"Pampanga Police Provincial Office, in collaboration with other Philippine National Police (PNP) units, sustains its relentless effort to rid the province of illegal drugs, following the marching order of Police Regional Office 3 (PRO-3) regional director, Brig. Gen. Matthew P. Baccay," Sarmiento said.(PNA)