PDEA nets Nueva Ecija's top 9 drug suspect

ARRESTED. The top 9 most-wanted drug personality of Nueva Ecija province was arrested by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Central Luzon on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. (Photo by PDEA-Central Luzon)

THE top 9 most-wanted drug personality of Nueva Ecija province was arrested by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Central Luzon and local police during a buy-bust operation launched in San Antonio town on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

PDEA-Central Luzon Director Christian Frivaldo identified the suspect as Danilo Manaluz alias "Paz," 49, a resident of the said municipality.

Aside from Manaluz, four of his cohorts identified as Resy Villegas, Ayan Villegas, Jaymart Villegas and Jeffrey Ocampo were also arrested during the operation.

The operation yielded a total of six sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) with an estimated street value of P143,616 and drug paraphernalia.

Charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the arrested suspects.


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