TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan-Police arrested two illegal drug suspects in a separate drug bust operation on March 3, 2020.
According to police reports, the first suspect was identified as Jun Tollo of Barangay Cullit, Camalaniugan, Cagayan and Susan Mercado, a vendor and a resident of Barangay Bantug, Roxas Isabela.
Police says that the two suspects were included in Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) drug watchlist.
Regional Director Police Brigadier General Angelito Casimiro said that the police implemented a search warrant at the residence of Tollo that resulted in the confiscation of two pieces heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance that was suspected to be “Shabu”, two pieces lighter, one improvised aluminum foil tooter, one pouch and 20 pieces Narra flitches in different sizes.
Meanwhile onsame date, Roxas Police Station in coordination with PDEA Regional Office 2 conducted an anti-illegal drug buy-bust operation that resulted in the arrest of Mercado.
Casimiro said that the operating team confiscated from the suspect were one piece small heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “Shabu”, one piece medium heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “Shabu”, one piece genuine Php500.00 bill, six pieces Php500.00 (boodle money), one unit Nokia keypad cellphone.
In addition, Mercado was previously released through plea bargaining.
Cases for violation of RA 9165 are being prepared for filing against the suspects.