SAN LEONARDO, Nueva Ecija – Two suspected drug personalities were arrested while PHP340,000 worth of shabu was seized in an anti-drug sting by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) inside a hotel in Barangay Diversion here on Wednesday.
PDEA-Region 3 Director Lyndon Aspacio on Thursday identified the suspects as Desserie Alvara, 25, and Bendick Pelagio, 32, both residents of the said village.
Aspacio said the operation was conducted after two weeks of surveillance by their provincial operatives.
“Our agents were able to secure a drug deal with the suspects and agreed to meet inside a hotel for the sale of the illegal substances,” Aspacio said.
Seized from the suspects were 50 grams of shabu, assorted drug paraphernalia, and the buy-bust money.
The pieces of evidence were submitted to the PDEA-3 laboratory for quantitative and qualitative examination, Aspacio said.
The suspects are now detained at the PDEA jail facility at the Diosdado Macapagal Government Center, City of San Fernando, Pampanga while charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Acts of 2002, are being readied for filing in court against them. (ia/PNA)