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Palay agent in drug watchlist arrested

  • Written by Steve A. Gosuico
  • Published in Provincial
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LLANERA, Nueva Ecija -- A 39-year-old palay agent included in the watchlist of drug personalities was nabbed following a search operation in his house which yielded illegal drugs over the weekend.

Town police commander Senior Insp. Jonathan S. Romero identified the arrested suspect as Richard Vicencio, married, of Bgy. Victoria, this town.
   
Police tagged him as number six in the watchlist of the town’s top 10 drug personalities.
   
Romero said his men swooped down on the suspect’s premises, armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Ana Marie C. Joson-Viterbo, of the Cabanatuan City Regional Trial Court Branch 24, for violation of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).
   
Seized during the operation were three plastic sachets containing shabu and other plastic sachets containing shabu traces.
   
Romero said the suspect’s arrest was carried out in the presence of Barangay Kagawad Julius Ancheta and Fernando Yango, a representative of the Department of Justice.