MASANTOL -- Five persons were arrested in anti-illegal drug operations launched by Municipal Drug Enforcement Unit here recently.
Chief Inspector Julius Javier, the town's police chief, said that Erick Oliver Isip, 35, Nelson Mariano, 43, and Reynaldo Pasio, 45, were arrested in separate one-time-big-time operations of the police force.
Confiscated from their possession were one sachet of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and P500 marked money each.
The suspects were individually charged for violation of Sections 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act.
Meanwhile, Masantol’s top seven in the street level target identified as Marco Canilao Punla, 38, was arrested in a drug bust.
Police recovered a sachet of suspected shabu from Punla.
Javier also disclosed the arrest of Leonardo Meneses under the alias warrant of arrest ordered by Judge Josephine Rosario Mercado of the Regional Trial Court Branch 55 for violation of Sections 11 and 12 of the amended RA 9165 with a recommended bail of P100,000.
The five drug personalities are now under the custody of the Masantol Police Station.