TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Isabela police arrested two newly-identified drug personalities in a buy-bust operation in Ramon town, early Wednesday morning, February 28.
In his report to Camp Crame, Police Regional Office 02 (PRO2) Director Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino said authorities arrested meat vendors Homer Diyawyaw, 34, and Donald Capulong, 34, in a buy-bust operation in Purok 5, Bugallon Norte, Ramon, Isabela.
The operation was conducted by Ramon Police Station, Isabela Police Provincial Office (PPO) in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 02.
Police recovered from the suspects, both from the said barangay, two plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, one unit of cal. 22 revolver loaded with five live ammos, and a Samsung cellphone and iPhone.
In a press release, PRO2 Information Officer Superintendent Chevalier Iringan said Ramon Police Acting Chief Police Chief Inspector Wilson Lord Adorio received information from an anonymous person the night before.
The person told Adorio that the said suspects were looking for an interested buyer or user of “shabu.” This resulted to the buy-bust operation.
Iringan said cases for violating RA 9165 and RA 10591 are now being prepared against the suspects.
4 other pushers
Meanwhile, four drug pushers were also arrested in separate police operations in Alicia at San Mariano towns in Isabela.
On Friday, February 23, police also caught tricycle driver Jimson Allapitan, 40, from Barangay Maggasi, Cabagan, Isabela, in buy-bust operation.
The drug bust was conducted by combined force of PDEA, Isabela Provincial Intelligence Branch, Isabela PPO and Cabagan Police Station.
Leonardo Lauron Jr, 36, and Dante Carungao, both welders and residents of Saranay, Cabuatuan, Isabela, were nabbed on Saturday, February 24.
The two attempted to sell drugs to an agent in Barangay Marcelo H Del Pilar, Alicia, Isabela.
Police recovered from the suspects P1000 marked money and a packet of suspected shabu.
A day after, Sunday, February 25, another drug pusher, 28-year old Lester Toralba, 28, also fell under the hands of San Mariano Police. Police recovered a sachet of suspected shabu from Toralba following the buy-bust.
All suspects are set to face charges against RA 9165.
Meanwhile, Espino lauded the operating teams for their success, and again encouraged the community and other law enforcement agencies to help one another in the crusade to clear Cagayan Valley from the plague of illegal drugs.
In an earlier speech, Espino said, “Let us accomplish our mission and realize our motto: Always Busy Catching criminals, Drug lords, pusher and users with Emphaty, while in doing so, we must not forget that the problem of illegal drugs is by no means the exclusive responsibility of each and everyone in the society.”
Director Espino also reminded valley cops to double their anti-illegal drugs efforts.
In is message during the LAKAD Tokhang on Saturday, February 24, Espino emphasized the negative effects of drugs on a person’s life and health.
“Let us stand and help one another in our crusade to rid Cagayan Valley from the scourage of illegal drugs. Let us save the younger generation from evil of illegal drugs. We owe it to our children, we owe it to the future generation. For me, the number one civil right is the right to free from crime,” Espino said. Northernforum.net