15 drug personalities nabbed

ONE TIME-BIG TIME IN DAGUPAN

FIFTEEN drug pushers, most of them considered as “newly emerged drug personalities” were arrested in a three-day ‘One-Time, Big Time’ operations conducted by the Dagupan Police in various barangays in Dagupan City that began April 3 to 6.

P/Supt. Neil Miro, city police chief, said the campaign was prompted by reports that illegal drugs are back in Dagupan and because of the situation, he added that the police are poised to recall the clearance previously given to most, if not all of the 28 villages already declared as drug-cleared.

Miro said the suspects all fell in drug buy-bust operations conducted by the police in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the villages of Mayombo, Malued, Poblacion Oeste, Barangay 1, Pantal, and Bonuan Gueset.

P/Supt. Neil Miro, Dagupan police chief, presents some of the 15 drug personalities arrested as a result of the 3-day ‘One-Time, Big Time’ operation conducted by the Dagupan police from April 3 – 6 in different barangays of Dagupan City. (Punchphoto by Ray Zambrano)

Miro told the local media that all the suspects are already detained at the Dagupan City jail after undergoing inquest proceedings before the City Prosecutor’s Office.

Arrested were Roberto Maramba Jr., 25, of Poblacion Oeste who was arrested in Mayombo; Dennis Danlaoan, 25, a known drug personality in the watchlist in Malued; Rodel Aguado, 56, of Poblacion Oeste who is in the drug watchlist and tagged as a source of illegal drugs; Lorena Barnes, 28, of Sitio Guam in Barangay Pantal; Daniel Flores, a surrenderer drug-user; and Arnel Tubera, 42, a newly-identified drug personality, who were arrested in Tondaligan in Bonuan Gueset;

Roberto Novelas, a security guard, 42; and his live-in partner Manilyn Pepito, 28, who were arrested at Menses Apartment on Paras Street in Bonuan Gueset; Billy Isip, a suspected drug peddler and photographer; Guillermo de Guzman, alias “Gemo”, 37; Ivan Sagisi, 19, a student; and Brian Jovellanos, 24, who were seen buying shabu from one drug dealer “Macmac” in Poblacion Oeste; “Macmac” eluded arrest.

Before the police were ordered to stop implement Double Barrel – Operation Tokhang, last February, only the villages of Calmay, Pugaro and Barangay 2 & 3 were not cleared.

Miro was almost certain that had there been no letup in the campaign against illegal drugs, all 31 villages of Dagupan would have all been cleared today.

“We have to start from zero again. We will make an assessment which of the barangays in the city will be retained as drug-cleared.” said Miro.

He said the One-Tine, Big-Time Operation was the biggest ever conducted by the Dagupan police since the Project Double Barrel Reloaded (DBR) was launched last month. (Leonardo Micua)

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