Cagayan cops arrest high-value target, 4 others

Published July 18, 2018, 11:45 AM

by AJ Siytangco

By Liezle Basa Iñigo

CAMP ADDURU, TUGUEGARAO CITY– A high-value target (HVT) and four other drug personalities including a former barangay kagawad were arrested in separate police operations on July 17, 2018.

(Credit: Pixabay / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Credit: Pixabay / MANILA BULLETIN)

Police Regional Office 2 in its intensified campaign against illegal drugs nabbed Mark Obena, 20 years old, electrician and resident of Purok 2, Brgy. Mabini, Santiago City for selling 1 pack of dried marijuana leaves weighing 600 grams to a PDEA agent who acted as a buyer on July 17 at 7:50 pm.

Confiscated from the suspect were the buy-bust money.

Next to be arrested on the same day by Solana Police and PDEA Region 2 Southern Cagayan in buy-bust operation was Efren P Balubal, former Barangay Kagawad of Centro Northwest Solana, Cagayan, for selling one sachet containing suspected to be “shabu”.

The PNP also recovered one sachet containing shabu, the buy-bust money, 1 unit of black & white Honda XRM and one Cal. 38 loaded with 2 pieces live ammunition.

Meanwhile, three drug personalities were arrested in separate drug buy-bust operations in Cagayan Valley. Those arrested were identified as Bernardo Javier, 58, married, a resident of Rosario, Santiago City; Ariel Sabado, 29, married, construction worker, a resident of Centro, Sta. Ana, Cagayan, and Jerry Galande, 31, a resident of Brgy. Masoc, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.

Jose Mario Espino said a case for Violation of RA 9165 is now being prepared for filing against the suspects while another case for Violation of RA 10591 was filed against the arrested high-value target.