Drug pusher falls in buy-bust operation

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Thursday, July 24, 2014


THE police are set to file criminal charges against a suspected drug pusher they have arrested in a buy-bust operation in Isabela City, the capital of Basilan province, a police official said Thursday.

Isabela City police commander Superintendent Albert Larubis identified the arrested suspect as Eleazar Faustino, 44, a resident of the village of Tabiawan in that city.

Larubis said Faustino was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday near his residence in the village of Tabiawan.

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He said the arresting team headed by Inspector Alvin Cabayacruz recovered from the suspect’s possession 15 sachets of suspected shabu and other prohibited drug paraphernalia.

He said the case that will be filed against Faustino is for the violation of Sections 5, 11 and 12 of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Bong Garcia)

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