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Mom of Santiago City’s ‘shabu king’ nabbed

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- A woman listed under President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug watch list was nabbed by authorities in her home on Tuesday, May 8.

The suspect was identified as Brigida “Aida” De Leon, 75, from Purok 3 Mabini, Santiago City.

Santiago City Police Office (SCPO), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 2 (PDEA2) and other law enforcers arrested De Leon as they served a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Efren Cacatian, presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court Second Judicial Region Branch 35, Santiago City.

The warrant is issued against the suspect in violation of Sec 6, Art ll, of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, under criminal case no. 35-7091 with no bail recommended.

Police said the “notorious” drug pusher is number 48 in Duterte’s drug watch list.

Further, SCPO Director Police Senior Superintendent Percival Rumbaoa said the suspect is the mother of Johny De Leon, the city’s “shabu king” who was killed in a police operation in Quezon City last year.

Meanwhile, two more drug personalities were arrested in separate buy-bust operations on Tuesday.

Police nabbed Benie Diaz, 38, of Cattagaman, Tuguegarao City in Tupang Alcala, Cagayan; and Garynold Nepa, 21, in Quezon, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya.

Cagayan Valley Police Director Police Chief Superintendent Jose Mario Espino commended the operating teams and called their performance a “job well done.”

Upon assuming his duty as police chief of the Valley Cops, Espino introduced his alphabet approach in anti-crime and drugs efforts. This is the “Always Busy Catching Criminal Drug pusher/user with Empathy” motto.

Espino also said he will uphold the “ABCDE Leadership Principle” in implementing a “less bloody” war against illegal drugs and other crimes in the region. Northernforum.net

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