TARLAC City, Tarlac -- Police on Wednesday arrested five persons, including a notorious drug pusher, during a buy-bust operation in Bgy. Maliwalo, Tarlac City.
Senior Supt. Ritchie Posadas, acting director of Tarlac Provincial Police Office, identified the suspects as Myrna Francisco, 44, of Bgy. San Sebastian; Mario Marcelo, 41, of Bgy. Northern Hills; Christopher Caero, 39, of Bgy. San Isidro; William Alcantara, 35, of Bgy. Lourdes, and June Mauricio, alias Jong, 35, Bgy. Carangian, all in this city.
Posadas said Francisco, Marcelo, Caero and Alcan-tara were rounded up by his men after they were caught sniffing shabu at the house of Mauricio.
Mauricio was handcuffed by a policeman who posed as buyer during the drug sting at around 2:45 p.m.
Confiscated from the suspect was the marked money used in the buy-bust, undetermined amount of shabu and drug paraphernalia.
The suspects are now detained at Tarlac City district jail after charges of illegal drugs were filed against them in court.