MANILA, Philippines – Four alleged drug pushers were arrested in buy-bust operations in Legazpi City last November 14, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said.
PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. said in a statement released Saturday that members of the PDEA and Philippine National Police (PNP) confiscated 39 grams of shabu worth P200,000 in two separate entrapment operations in Legazpi.
The four suspects were identified as Michael Basco, 37; Michelle Vargas, 26; Rowena Duran, 22; and Kristine Relucio, 22.
Basco and Vargas were arrested by PDEA Regional Office 5 after receiving the marked money from a poseur-buyer in Tahao Road, Barangay Cruzada at around 4 p.m.
Seized from them were 35 grams of shabu worth over P175,000.
At around 6 p.m., another buy-bust operation was conducted by PDEA agents in Governor Forbez Street, Barangay Bay-Bay.
Duran and Relucio were arrested after selling four grams of shabu to a PDEA poseur-buyer.
The four suspects will face charges for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) in relation to Section 26 (Conspiracy), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.