Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga –  Police authorities were able to seize more than Php 3 million worth of Shabu and arrested five (5) suspected drug peddlers in separate anti-illegal drug operations in Pampanga over the weekend.

At about 8:00 in the evening of February 18, elements of Guagua MPS conducted buy-bust operation at Brgy. San Matias, Guagua, Pampanga that resulted in the arrest of four (4) suspects identified as Johaiver SAMER y Halim alias “Justin”, 18 years old; Lance Jefferson ALBA y Cordero, 20 years old; Jelanour DARIMBANG y Macala, 18 years old and Roberto ACERDEN y Dapunan, 56 years old.

Seized from the suspects were one (1) brown sling-bag; one (1) small weighing scale; one (1) Samsung Galaxy cellphone; one (1) white Toyota Vios with plate number WMI 355; six (6) pieces of medium to large size transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu weighing approximately 240 grams with an estimated DDB value of Php1,632,000.00; and four (4) pieces of Php500.00 bill used as marked money.

Also, at about 7:30 in the evening of February 19, joint operating troops of San Simon MPS and RPDEU-3 conducted buy-bust operation at Brgy. Sta Monica, San Simon, Pampanga that resulted in the arrest of Alimar Ali y MACARAMPAT alias “Mar”, 31 years old, and a resident of Brgy. Mabiga, Mabalacat City, Pampanga.

Confiscated pieces of evidence from MACARAMPAT were one (1) piece of knot-tied transparent plastic bag and five (5) pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets, all containing of suspected shabu weighing more or less 205 grams with estimated DDB value of Php1,394,000.00; Identification Card; one (1) android cellphone; one (1) body-bag; one (1) piece of genuine Php500 bill with Php9,500.00 boodle money and one (1) unit black/yellow Yamaha sporty motorcycle without plate number.

Appropriate charges for violations of Sec. 5 and 11, Art II of RA 9165 are already prepared against the suspects for court referral.

PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN MATTHEW P BACCAY said that the entire Central Luzon police force is continuously keeping on its toes to eradicate, if not stop the proliferation of illegal drugs in line with the guidelines of PNP Chief PGEN DIONARDO B CARLOS.