Drug group member nabbed in La Union

Carmela Jimenez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 14 2017 01:55 PM

Police take photos of items confiscated from an arrested drug suspect. Photo courtesy of San Juan PNP

SAN JUAN - A drug group member considered to be the 2nd-highest value target in La Union was arrested during a buy-bust operation by police Wednesday night.

Investigators said that Sison is a member of the Macato Drug group, which distributes illegal drugs in La Union, up to Laoag, Ilocos Norte. 

He had been a drug surrenderer in San Juan, La Union.

"Ang area of operation niya po ay hindi lang dito sa San Juan. Nagdi-dispose rin siya sa San Fernando at sa Laoag. According sa suspect, sa Taguig siya kumukuha ng drugs," said Police Chief Inspector Juanito Buarron Jr., officer-in-charge of the San Juan police.

Four sachets suspected to contain methamphetamine, locally known as shabu; buy-bust money; and drug paraphernalia were recovered from Sison's possession.

"Base doon sa text niya [sa phone], 100 grams yung order niya. So nakuha natin konti na lang. Nasa daan pa lang siguro nakapag-distribute na siya. Bale siya po yung tagabiyahe," Buarron said.

Sison was allegedly the one who gets drugs from Manila, which he will distribute in San Juan, Buarrin said.

Sison denied any involvement in the illegal drug trade, and was detained at San Juan police office as of this writing.