2 drug suspects yield P3.5-M shabu in Pampanga

Published September 13, 2021, 5:07 PM

by Philippine News Agency

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Some P3.5 million worth of shabu was seized from two drug suspects who were arrested in an anti-illegal drugs operation in Minalin town, this province on Sunday, September 12.

In a statement on Monday, Col. Arnold Thomas Ibay, director of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office, identified the arrested suspects as Jinky de Dios, 37, who is tagged as a high value individual, and Julie Ann Besa, 42, both residents of Barangay Sta. Trinidad, Angeles City.

CONFISCATED. The P3.5 million worth of shabu seized from two drug suspects in a buy-bust operation in Minalin, Pampanga on Sunday (Sept. 12, 2021). The arrested suspects, one of whom is a high value individual, are both residents of Barangay Sta. Trinidad, Angeles City. (Photo courtesy of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office/Manila Bulletin)

Ibay said the two suspects were nabbed along MacArthur Highway in Barangay Sto. Domingo during the buy-bust operation launched by joint operatives of the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) and Minalin Station Drug Enforcement Unit.

He said seized from the duo were 13 pieces of heat-sealed plastic sachets containing 515 grams of shabu with an estimated market value of P3,502,000, buy-bust money, and other pieces of evidence.

Charges for violation of Sections 5 and Section 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) will be filed before the Provincial Prosecutors Office against the arrested suspects, he added.

 
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