Operatives from Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Palawan arrested seven drug personalities in two separate buy-bust operations in Puerto Princesa on Monday.
According to a report from PDEA – Palawan, the operatives nabbed Edwin Cragholn, 36, and Benedict Lavega, 33, both drivers, in Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City.
PDEA Team Delta confiscated from both suspects two pieces small heat – sealed plastic transparent sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” with estimated worth of P1,200, one piece cotton wallet, one piece improvised needle with blue handle, one piece scissor, one piece O+ android phone, one piece Commando match, two pieces of one hundred peso bill, and one unit of Toyota Grandia.
In another operation, suspects Philip Joel Gacot, 35, Mark Luis Dalabajan, 20, Jonathan Madarcos, 27, Ronnie Hikilan, 27, and Raul Ramos, 46, were arrested by operatives at Barangay San Manuel, Puerto Princesa City around 7:10PM.
The suspects were caught in possession of m.two- pieces small heat – sealed plastic transparent sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be “shabu” with estimated value of P4,800, four pieces long aluminum foil with traces of suspected shabu, one piece rolled aluminum foil, one piece scissor, two pieces lighter, two pieces of one hundred peso bill as buy-bust money, and two pieces of P1000 peso boodle money.
Cases for Violation of Article II RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act) are being prepared against the arrested suspects to be filed at the City Prosecutors Office – Puerto Princesa through inquest proceedings.