The police simultaneously raided barangay heads of Rosales, Pangasinan, tagged as high value targets in the war against drugs, and three “runners,” on April 6.
Police Chief Inspector Ador M. Tayag, Rosales chief of police, identified one of the suspects as Crisanto Coloma, chair of San Pedro West, who was in the provincial level’s list of top 10 high value target.
The police found in his house one 45 caliber and 9 mm handguns, one hand grenade and two sachets of shabu.
The other suspect is Victor Chan, chairman of barangay Carmen West, who is included in the top ten list of high value target in the town. His house yielded four sachets of suspected shabu.
Tayag said the houses of three “runners” of Chan were likewise raided. They are Nasser Nieto, Alex Pascua and Isaac Ravara. A total of ten sachets were found in their houses.
The raids were implemented based on search warrant issued by Executive Judge Ferdinand Fe of Bauang (La Union) Municipal Trial Court for the drugs; and Acting Presiding Judge Rusty Naya of RTC 53 Rosales for illegal firearms.
Tayag said the suspects are still in the custody of the Rosales police as cases of anti-illegal drugs and illegal possession of firearms are being prepared against them.
The raid was a team effort of the Ilocos Regional Intelligence Branch, Pangasinan police (investigation and operation branches), Provincial Public Safety Company, PDEA and the Rosales town police.