LEGAZPI City -- Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in this city seized about
half a million pesos worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride from a high-value target during a drug
buy-bust operation in Bgy. San Roque, here, Bicol PDEA Director Christian Frivaldo reported on Monday.
Frivaldo identified the suspect as Efren Manansala, alias “Manga”, a shabu big-time dealer in
Frivaldo said Manansala was caught after the drug network of big-time drug dealers in Legazpi
City, identified as Ismael Onsad, alias “Opao”, and Angelo Ariraya, who were earlier caught with some
1.150 kilos of shabu worth some P 7.7-million in Bgy. Oro site, last Dec. 2.
Both Manansala and Marylix Comprado Arbeus, another big-time drug dealer operating in Naga
City and CamSur, pointed to Onsad and Ariraya as their sources of shabu, who are from Imus, Cavite,
whose drug network personalities fell to PDEA 4A operatives also on Dec. 2, during a PDEA operation on
Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Bgy. Anabu 2, Frivaldo added.