Illegal drugs drive nets 2-A A +A
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The strengthened campaign against illegal drugs by the City of San Fernando Police netted two suspected drug pushers in separate buy-bust operations on Tuesday.
Anti-illegal drug agents identified the suspects as Mariella Ocampo Lingat, 20, a resident of Barangay San Pedro Cutud; and Darrel Supan Cunanan, 27, from San Antonio, Mexico town.
Police operatives told Sun.Star Pampanga that Lingat was cornered along MacArthur Highway in Barangay San Isidro, this city, when she handed over to a poseur-buyer a sachet of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or better known in the streets as “shabu,” weighing about .020 grams, worth P500.
Confiscated from her possession were three more sachets of approximately the same weight of the suspected illegal substance.
Cunanan, meanwhile, fell into the net when he sold a sachet of suspected shabu valued at P500 to an undercover narcotics agent, near the new footbridge in the vicinity of two schools along Jose Abad Santos Avenue in Barangay Dolores. The suspect was on board a gray L-300 van and yielded four more sachets of suspected shabu when cornered by police.
“Matagal na pong under surveillance itong si Darrel Cunanan at nabitag nga namin mga 10:00 ng umaga. Patuloy po kaming nagtatatrabaho sa pina-igting na kampanya laban sa illegal na droga kaya’t muli po kaming nagbababala sa mga pushers at distributors na hindi sila makakaligtas sa kamay ng batas. Buti pa ay tumigil na sila,” the agents said.
The suspects have been appraised of their rights and are detained at the Community Police Assistance Center in Barangay Sindalan prior to inquest for violation of Section 5 and Article 11 of Republic Act 9165.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 13, 2013.