2 ‘notorious’ female drug pushers nabbed-A A +A
Friday, July 6, 2012
TWO notorious drug personalities were arrested by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional office in separate buy-bust operations on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Maristela Hermosilla, 40, considered as the top drug personality in Lanao del Norte, was apprehended for peddling illegal drugs in Iligan City.
Also arrested was Edna P. Tago, 45, also considered as watch-listed drug personality in Oroquieta City.
Roberto Opeña, PDEA regional director, said the two suspects handed over three plastic sachets containing crystal methamphetamine or ‘shabu’ to a PDEA poseur buyer.
Opeña said the team also yielded additional 120 sachets of shabu in different sizes with an estimated amount of P35,000 and drug paraphernalia from the two suspects.
Hermosilla and Tago are now temporarily detained at the Satellite Offices of PDEA for booking and documentation while the recovered drug and non-drug evidences were brought to the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory for examination.
The two face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Annabelle L. Ricalde)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 07, 2012.