Villasis police nabs 3 drug suspects, 32 surrender
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
VILLASIS- A top drug pusher and two persons believed to be his accomplices were nabbed by the town police and the Provincial Public Safety Company (PPSC) in the evening of July 4 in Caramutan village.
Chief of Police Norman T. Florentino identified the suspects as Remegio Lopez Jr., 51, married, farmer and considered a top one drug personality in the town, a male person named Macala, 18 years old, single, Alfredo Comilang Jr., 41, married and jobless and Roxanne Biduya, 25, single and housemaid.
Florentino said the four were arrested based on a search warrant issued by Judge Junius F. Dalaten of Regional Court Branch 50 on July 4.
According to Florentino, Lopez’ drug operations have been the subject of surveillance of the police force here and was positively identified as a “hard core” drug pusher in the town.
Confiscated from Lopez were one piece healed sealed transparent sachet considered as “bulto” or bulk believed to be containing the suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu”, five pieces of glass tube, one caliber 9mm Jericho with serial number 38319543 with magazine and loaded with 10 live bullets, 22 pieces of shotgun bullets, two pieces of live bullets for caliber 45, three pieces scissors, cash amounting to P11,180 believed to be proceeds from sale of “shabu’.
From “Macala”, confiscated were one piece Akkar Karatay shotgun with serial number 5567654, loaded with five pieces bullets.
Comilang and Biduya were caught in the act of having pot session inside the house and confiscated from them were five pieces disposable lighters, one piece glass tube tooter, two pieces aluminum foils improvised as tooters, three pieces aluminum strips and one piece transparent plastic sachet with suspected “shabu” residue.
The suspects are facing cases in violation of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions.
Florentino said the police force of the town are regularly conducting consultation with barangay officials through the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADAC).
He said this is to get support from the communities to conduct information drive campaigns and to identify the drug pushers and users in the villages.
Florentino said there are at least 60 more drug personalities under surveillance in this town.
Meanwhile, 32 drug pushers and users from the villages of Puelay (21) and Amamperez (11) have surrendered to the town’s police station last July 11.
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