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High-value target drug suspect nabbed in Aparri, Cagayan

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TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Police arrested a traffic enforcer in a drug buy-bust operation on Thursday in Aparri, Cagayan.

Cagayan Provincial Police Office (CPPO) provincial director PSSupt. Warren Tolito identified the arrested suspect as Mario Cruz Lirio, 50 years old, married and a resident of Brgy Navagan, Aparri, Cagayan.

Lirio was arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by the elements of Sta. Teresita police Station in Barangay Buyun.

The suspect is considered as High Value Target (HVT) Level 1 drug personality in the said municipality.

Confiscated from the suspect were two heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, a PHP500 marked money and a cellphone.

“Although we consider the arrests of High Value Targets as major operational accomplishments, our war on drugs does not choose who should be arrested, whoever they are, big-time or smal-time, they are all held responsible for their actions according to the rule of law,” Said PRO2 regional director PCSupt. Robert Quenery.

Lirio was charged for violation R.A. 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002. PNA

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