Ex-dad, 3 others nabbed for drugs

LINGAYEN–Four more persons, including a former councilor of Urdaneta City,¬†were arrested in simultaneous search warrant operations conducted in the province by the police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on April 28.

In Urdaneta City, arrested by joint elements of the Urdaneta City Police Station, Regional Intelligence Division, Provincial Investigation Branch and PDEA Region 1 April 28 was former councilor Mark Joseph Andrada of Barangay Pinmaludpod.

In Malasiqui, the search warrant was served on April 28, the police arrested Benjamin Andrada, alias Macmac, in Barangay Mangan Dampay. Seized from him were five sachets of shabu.

Also arrested in Barangay Malibcong in Urbiztondo by joint elements of the Criminal Investigation Group (CIDG) and PDEA was Victoriano Brian Ortega Jr., 32, a high value target.

Meanwhile, one Leonard Coltgunther Orcia, 45, a drug personality on the drug watch list of Sual town, was arrested when lawmen served a search warrant at his residence in Barangay Paitan on April 28.

All suspects will be charged with violation of Republic Act No. 9165 or the anti-drugs law as amended. (Leonardo Micua)