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3 drug traffickers held in Batangas

  • Written by Jojo C. Magsombol
  • Published in Provincial
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BAUAN, Batangas -- Three suspected drug suspects were nabbed by police operatives in a buy-bust operation in Sitio San Fermin, Bgy. Manghinao, here, on Friday.

Acting provincial police director Senior Supt. Leopoldo Cabanag identified the suspects as Joselito Balba Ramos, alias Palito , 40, married, jobless, native of Tanauan City; Rutchelie Andreza Sunico, alias Inday, 23, single, jobless, of Bgy. Aplaya; and Arnold Lopez alias Kaltab, of Sitio San Fermin, Bgy. Manghinao Proper, this town.
   
Policemen, led by SPO1 Rolan Ramos, conducted a buy-bust operation at 4:20 a.m. on September 2 in Sitio San Fermin, Bgy. Manghinao, after coordinating with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 4A, resulting in the arrest of Ramos and Sunico.
   
The buy-bust operation was conducted under the direct supervision of Supt. Eduardo Balita, OIC.
   
PO2s Denver R. Claveria and Froilan O. Millave said that at 2:30 a.m.  Friday, a confidential informant reported that he was able to close a deal with a certain Palito for P1,000 worth of shabu.
   
At 4:15 a.m., the confidential informant introduced his client, POI Dennis T. Malolos, the poseur buyer, to Palito who handed to him a heat-sealed plastic sachet of suspected shabu.
   
POI Malolos gave the P1,000 bill to Palito after which the informant signalled to the other cops  using a flashlight.
   
POI Malolos tried to arrest Palito who ran inside his house but was chased by the other cops.
   
POI Malolos, along with other policemen, nabbed one of two persons inside the house for possesion of drug paraphernalia as the other was able to escape towards a dark alley.
   
Confiscated from Ramos were an opened black pouch bag with four heat-sealed sachets believed to be shabu, two disposable lighters, themarked P1,000 bill.
   
Operatives also recovered four aluminum foils, four improvised tooters and scoops, two scissors, six opened transparent plastic sachets containing residues of suspected shabu and two weighing scales.
   
The confiscated pieces of evidence and the arrested suspects were brought to BPCLO for examination and drug testing.
   
Ramos and Sunico were placed under the custody of the Bauan PS, facing charges for violation of Sections 5, 11 and 12, Art. II of RA 9165.