Sunday, August 14, 2011

Suspected Drug Pusher Nabbed in Iligan City

by Juliet Caga-anan

ILIGAN CITY NEWS - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has captured a drug pusher following an entrapment operation in Iligan city.

At around 5:30 p.m. on August 11, 2011, operatives of PDEA in Northern Mindanao arrested suspect, Maribel Yurong Pontillan, after handing over one (1) elongated heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu to a PDEA agent who acted as the poseur-buyer at Relax CN Inn, Purok 7 Tambacan, Iligan city.

PDEA Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr., said also recovered from her possession and control were 15 pieces elongated and two (2) pieces medium size heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, one (1) improvised wooden sealer, one (1) piece lighter, one (1) piece lighter with improvised needle, one (1) piece blade, two (2) rolled aluminum foil use as improvised tooter and one (1) aluminum strip with suspected shabu residue.

PDEA-10 Regional Director Roberto S. Opeña said the suspect identified is a female, married, 41 years old, housewife and residing at Purok 7 Tambacan, Iligan City.

Meanwhile, Opeña underscored the relentless efforts of operatives under his command in curbing illegal drugs activities.

He vowed to keep PDEA in the region aggressive in its stance against illegal drug targets.

Suspect is now temporarily detained at the Iligan City Police Station 4 for booking and documentation while seized drug and non-drug were brought to Iligan City Crime Laboratory for quantitative and qualitative examination.

Violation of Sections 5, 11, 12 and 15 of Art. II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 is now being readied for filing charges in court.

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