THE Provincial Office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has dismantled an alleged drug den located in Barangay Guinhalaran, Silay City over the weekend.
The operation led to the arrest of Mario Jornalin, owner of the alleged drug den, Rico Castillo, Mark Relasyon, Carlo Diaz, and Eric Dato-on.
The suspects were arrested by operatives after they sold a sachet of substance believed to be shabu to an undercover agent.
Recovered from the suspects' possession were 16 grams of shabu and drug paraphernalia.
The suspects are currently detained at the Silay City Police Station and are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Meanwhile, 19 drug surrenderers in Silay City attended the community-based rehabilitation orientation on February 21.
The orientation was led by PDEA Provincial Officer Nicolas C. Gomez, Silay City Mayor Mark Andrew Arthur J. Golez, City Health Officer Dr. Sabina D. Damazo, representatives from Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine National Police, Provincial Health Office, and Community Based Rehabilitation Program coordinators.
In his message, Gomez emphasized that the government is serious in its campaign to clear all barangays of drug affectation and urged everyone who surrendered to do the same.
Also mentioned were the ill effects of illegal drugs, salient provisions of Republic Act 9165 and the drug situation in the province.