GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Anti-drug operatives arrested five drug personalities and seized some PHP74,800 worth of suspected shabu in a raid on an alleged drug den here early Wednesday.
Katryn Gaye Abad, spokesperson of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Region 12, said the suspects were nabbed following a buy-bust around 2 a.m. at an apartment in Denoga Subdivision, Barangay Lagao.
Abad said the entrapment by PDEA-12 and the city police office targeted suspected pusher Kevin Mondejar of Barangay San Isidro.
Abad said Mondejar, 26, sold a sachet of suspected shabu worth PHP500 to a PDEA agent who posed as a buyer.
She said the operation led to the discovery of a drug den inside the apartment unit rented by Andrey Allen Barriatos, 27.
Also arrested were the alleged visitors of the den identified as Davis Calcis, 22; Aaron Causing, 21; and Revin Arky Mondejar, 28.
Recovered at the scene were three small and four medium plastic sachets containing suspected shabu weighing about 11 grams and valued of PHP74,800, two small open plastic sachets with suspected shabu residue, and other pieces of evidence.
Abad said Kevin and Revin Mondejar, who are reportedly cousins, are included on their target-list and subjected to a series of surveillance activities prior to the operation.
“Revin (Mondejar) was the alleged source of illegal drugs peddled by Kevin,” the PDEA official said in a report.
She said Revin was arrested in January 2017 by PDEA-12 agents along with elder brother Roman, then a student of the Mindanao State University College of Law, in a buy-bust in Barangay Lagao.
Revin was placed under probation after availing of a plea bargain deal but later resumed with his illegal activities, she said.
Abad said charges are now being readied against the suspects, who are detained at the PDEA-12 lockup here for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (ia/PNA)