Five arrested in Undas anti-drug operations

By November 7, 2021Crime Notes

FIVE drug dealers, one of them had just been released from jail seven months ago through plea bargaining agreement, were arrested in four separate buy-bust operations launched by the police in three separate areas in Pangasinan from November 1 to 2  during the observance of Undas.

The four operations resulted in the confiscation of 30.15 grams of shabu with estimated P214,000 value.

One of the arrested suspects was Noel Perez, also known as “Dragy:”, a fisherman, presently residing at Barangay Lauis, Candelaria, Zambales fell in the buy-bust operation conducted by the Dagupan Police in Barangay Boquig, Dagupan City on November 2.

Perez, who was arrested for violation of Republic Act 9165 by the Mabini Police on December 9, 2020, was released from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Burgos in March this year after the plea bargaining agreement offered him by the court.

However, immediately after his release, he resumed his drug dealing and even expanded his operations to Pangasinan.

Perez was arrested in Bonuan Boquig, Dagupan City, by operatives of the Dagupan Police in coordination with PDEA Region and seized from him were one sachet containing five grams of shabu with P34,000 street value, .P1k bill as buy-bust money, 33 pieces of  boodle  money and a cellular phone.

The arrest of Perez came following the arrest of one Jermin Mejia, alias “Men-men”, 31, of Sitio Aliguas in Pantal, Dagupan City in front of Arizona Inn in Bonuan Boquig, from whom were seized three pieces sachets containing shabu weighing 0.7 gram valued at P4,760.

Whether Mejia was a cohort of Perez in his drug activities is being determined.

The drug buy-bust operations in Dasol by police and elements of the Regional Intelligence Division of Police Regional Office 1 on November 1 in Poblacion, Dasol led to the arrest of Ariel Estuesta and Raymart Sison, both of Barangay Gais-guipe, Dasol.

Seized from them were three sachets containing more or less 25 grams of shabu valued at P170,000.

Also arrested in Barangay Camanggaan, Binalonan was one Alex Ballesteros, 27, of Candelaria, Zambales, believed to be a neighbor of suspect Perez.

Seized from the suspect were one sachet of shabu weighing 0.8824 gram valued at P6,000, one cellphone three bullets for Cal. 38 and seven bullets for Caliber 5.56 and his car. (Leonardo Micua)

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