MANILA – Four suspected illegal drug peddlers were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Marikina City Monday evening.
The suspects, identified as Andy Cruz, Joseph Katon, Antonio Moncada and Noli Moncada, were arrested after being handed with the marked money in Barangay Barangka during an entrapment operation.
Recovered from the suspects were P29,000 in cash, 70 grams of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) worth P300,000, drug paraphernalia, cellphones, and two motorcycles.
Marikina Vice Mayor Jose Fabian Cadiz said the four suspects are notorious drug pushers in the city who have been going in and out of jail for repeated violations.
"Well actually iyang apat na yan, almost mga 15 years na nag-o-operate iyan, pabalik-balik sa selda iyan. Pero this time around sisiguraduhin natin na section 5 ang ipapataw dyan, drug pushing,'' Fabian said, referring to a provision of the "Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002." – report from Jerome Lantin, ABS-CBN News