27 more arrested in 17 towns 


LINGAYEN–There was no let up in the campaign against illegal drugs in Pangasinan as 26 more persons were arrested in anti-drug operations conducted by the provincial police in 16 towns, including Dagupan City on August 21.

The simultaneous operations were launched in connection with the intensified campaign of the police against illegal drugs ordered by P/Chief Superintendent Romulo Sapitula, police director of Region 1, for all police chiefs in the region.

The police chiefs were ordered to improve their performance especially the campaign against illegal drugs or they will be relieved of their posts.

Most arrested in buy-bust operations were mostly newly identified drug personalities and former drug surrenderers who resumed their illegal activities after their release and while others were arrested by virtue of an arrest and search warrants.

Arrested were Babylon Uson, 33, who was arrested in Barangay Pogonsili, Aguilar; Boy Rebutuc, 39, a meat vendor, a priority drug personality, municipal level, was arrested in Poblacion, Manaoag; Angelo Paraiso, a former drug surrenderer and newly identified drug personalities, Kenneth Mason and Richard Genese, 28, who were arrested in Bila, Sison.

Ernesto Soriano, 34, was nabbed in San Vicente; Bayambang while Ruby Donato, alias “Joy”, 22, a newly identified drug personality who was nabbed in Concordia, Bolinao.

Ever Villanueva, a former drug surrenderer, 30, who was arrested in Sitio Kalao-Kalao, San Quintin, while Alin Mark Buccat, 17, was nabbed in Sitio, Namangonan, in San Manuel town but was referred to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), being a minor.

Noel Caranay, 54, was nabbed in Barangay Poblacion, Infanta while Emerson Paco, was arrested in Barangay Poblacion, Laoac; Romeo Espiritu, alias “Pooki”, 50, was nabbed in Poblacion District III in Pozorrubio while Jason de Luna, 26, a newly identified drug personality was arrested in Polong, Malasiqui.

Arrested in Dagupan City was Salvador Claveria, 59, inside the Sangguniang Village in Caranglaan District.

Arrested in San Miguel, Calasiao was Jose Ferrer Jr., 60, while Jeirus Bryan Salinas, 30; and Francis Calimquim were arrested in Poblacion, Mapandan.

In Malasiqui, arrested was Armando Caranto of Bacundao West, after he was served a search warrant for violation of Republic Act No.10591. Seized from his house were one rifle barrel, one Cal. 45 magazines, assorted ammunition, two heat-sealed sachets of shabu, rolled aluminum foil and lighter.

In Barangay Arzadon, San Manuel town, Raymond Cortez, 29, was arrested for a reported scandal but when frisked by lawmen, a sachet of shabu was found in his possession. He was later identified as a newly identified drug personality.

Angelo Fernandez, 19, was arrested in Libsong, Lingayen, while Aira Mae Quinto, alias “Tomboy”, was arrested in Bari, Mangaldan, and Ruby Donato, was arrested in Concordia, Bolinao.

Junior Cristobal, alias “Itar” a drug personality in the wanted list, was not in his house when lawmen served a search warrant in Pallas, Binmaley but found and seized 10 pieces of sachets containing shabu.

The search warrant was received by his wife Rose Esmero.

Another search warrant operation by Binmaley Police led to the arrest of Mario Reyes, 36, in Barangay Calit from whom they seized five big sachets containing shabu, three pieces of sachets containing dried marijuana leaves and paraphernalia.

All were charged with violations of RA 9165 as amended. (Leonardo Micua) 


More drug peddlers busted in Dagupan, 5 towns

 THE campaign vs. illegal drugs continue to intensify in Pangasinan, particularly in Dagupan City.

Arrested at 11:20 p.m. on Reyes Street, particularly at Magsaysay Wet Market was Rey Garcia, 33, a fish porter of Dulag, Binmaley who fell in a buy-bust operation by the Drug Enforcement Team of the Dagupan City Police.

On the same day, Jay Ar Valdez, 33, a tricycle driver, was arrested by DEU team in another by-bust operation at a burger stand on Perez Boulevard in Pogo Chico, Dagupan City.​

Also arrested in Dagupan City in another buy-bust operation at Nworld Hub on Perez Boulevard were Santiago Javier, alias “Ago”, 31; and Angelito Reyna Jr. Y Arana, 43, of Barangay Malued, who sold one sachet of shabu to a policeman who disguised as buyer and who paid marked money of P500.

Meanwhile, arrested in Pogomboa, Aguilar town while the police were conducting Oplan Sita was Ricky Lacuesta, 39. In Natividad, Gilbert Valenzuela, 35, a newly identified drug personality was arrested in a buy- bust operation in Poblacion East, while Wilbert Peralta, 23, was nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Molopolo, Basista.

In Urdaneta City, Rizza Rimando, 32, was arrested while Menard Lalas, 52, a newly identified drug personality, was also arrested in Barangay Sinabaan, Bautista. (Leonardo Micua)

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