EIGHTEEN known drug personalities in Bulacan were arrested by the local police in separate buy-bust
operations in the province on Tuesday and last Sunday, Bulacan police director Senior Supt. Romeo
M. Caramat Jr. announced yesterday.
Six of the suspects were arrested by drug enforcement officers of the San Jose del Monte
City and Sta. Maria and San Miguel Municipal Police Stations on Tuesday, the official said.
Caramat identified them as Bong-Bong Espino, of Bgy. San Jose, San Miguel; Maricar dela
Cruz, of Bgy. San Matias, Sto. Tomas, Pampanga; and Pancho Jayan, Jayson Quirit, Rosalyn Lim and
Arnel Manuel, all of Bgy. Minuyan, San Jose del Monte City.
Caramat said the suspects were found in possession of 12 plastic sachets containing
suspected shabu, two plastic packets of dried marijuana leaves, various drug paraphernalia and the
marked money they received from undercover officers.
The 12 other suspects were arrested last Sunday in anti-narcotics operations in the
municipalities of San Rafael, Angat, Baliwag, Bocaue, Bustos and San Miguel and Meycauayan City,
the official said in a report to Police Regional Office 3 director, Chief Supt. Amador V. Corpus.
He said the suspects yielded 33 transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu,
marked money paid to them by undercover officers and various drug paraphernalia.
Caramat identified the 12 arrested suspects as Arsenio Soriz, of Bgy. Tilapayong, San
Rafael; Jayson Bernardino, of Bgy. Laog, Angat; Nenita Polintan, of Bgy. Sabang, Baliwag; Michael
Ramos, of Bgy. Batia, Bocaue; Mark Santos and Jessa Mae dela Peña, both of Bgy. Bagong Nayon,
Baliwag; Wilando Mariano, of Bgy. Camachilihan, Bustos; Raymond Garcia, of Bgy. Liciada also in
Bustos; Juan Carlo dela Cruz and Edmund de las Alas, both of Bgy. Bulihan, Plaridel; Kelvin Garcia,
of Bgy. San Jose, San Miguel; and a 15-year-old offender from Meycauayan City.
The suspects are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive
Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, Caramat said.