Kgd, 4 others nabbed for drug

LEGAZPI CITY --- Five alleged notorious illegal drug pushers, including a town councilor, were arrested in separate drug stings on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 3 and 4, in three Bicol provinces, a police report said.

Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Police Regional Office-5 spokesperson, said the drug operations yielded several sachets of suspected shabu with a street value of at least P238,000.

At around 5:45 AM on Aug. 4 in Caramoran, Catanduanes, police operatives arrested Zaldy Idanan, 57, a town councilor who is considered as a high-value target (HVT) in the national drug watch list.

Lawmen armed with a search warrant seized from the suspect's residence in Barangay Supang some 15 grams of shabu worth P102,000.

In Talisay, Camarines Norte, Rhomars Moran, 25, of Barangay Alawihao was caught selling shabu to an undercover agent during a drug operation in Barangay Cahabaan at around 12:20 AM.

Seized from the suspect were eight sachets of shabu of undetermined weight and amount.

In Nabua, Camarines Sur, Ronal Gavina alias Boroboy, 43, a HVT of Barangay Santiago Old, was arrested in a drug sting on Aug. 3 at 9:30 PM.

The suspect yielded nine sachets of shabu, also of undetermined weight and amount.

In Iriga City, Camarines Sur, police arrested Arnel Calongui, 37, also a HVT, and Dean Carlos Mirando, 20, both businessmen of Barangay San Francisco.

The suspects yielded four sachets of shabu, weighing 20 grams worth P136,000.

Calubaquib said all the arrested suspects are now under police custody iand are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (PNA)