Two students, elderly man nabbed as PDEA, PNP dismantle drug den in Tuguegarao City

Published August 17, 2022, 8:57 PM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – Three drug personalities were arrested on Monday, Aug. 15, after selling one white folded paper containing dried leaves of marijuana to one of the operatives who posed as a buyer during a buy-bust operation in Bassig St., Ugac Sur in this city.

Photo via Liezle Inigo

Operatives of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Cagayan Provincial Office and the local police here conducted the buy-bust which led to the arrest of Sam Escaño, 22, student; Franklin Escaño, 60, both of Bassig St., Ugac Sur, Tuguegarao City and Harvey Alcantara, 20, student and a resident of Caggay, Tuguegarao City.

Aside from the folded paper containing dried leaves of marijuana, the raiders also found a brown envelope containing one brick of dried leaves marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia, buy-bust money, and cellular phone.

Suspects will be facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.