2 ‘pushers’ nabbed in Tanjay City anti-drug op

Tanjay City street scene file photo. (Photo courtesy of en.wikipedia.org)

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) operatives in Negros Oriental have arrested suspected drug pushers during an anti-illegal drug operation on Friday morning, August 10, in Tanjay City.

A police report from Superintendent Kat Ramos of the Negros Oriental PNP Provincial Office identified the suspects as Marlo Escanyer Cacho, 22, residing at Barangay 3, and Ailene Carale Villaflores, 22, of Barangay Azagra, both in Tanjay City.

The two were arrested after Tanjay City Police personnel and operatives of the provincial office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, conducted a drug bust around 1 a.m. Friday in Barangay 4.

Recovered were one piece transparent plastic sachet containing suspected “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride), cash amounting to P500, a marked P500 bill used in bust, and one unit Yamaha MIO motorcycle.

The suspects were brought to the city police station for proper disposition while criminal charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act as amended were being prepared to be filed against them. (PNA)


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