TARLAC CITY -- The Provincial Security Operation Group (PSOG) of the Tarlac Provincial Police Office arrested in a buy-bust operation a suspected notorious drug peddler in Barangay Sta. Cruz here over the weekend.

Police identified the suspect as Kennedy Atchico, 39, married, a resident of Barangay Panampunan, Tarlac City.

Police said Atchico is believed to be a notorious drug pusher in this city and that "his name is already a by-word in the drug dealing business" here.

"His name always come outs whenever we TI (technical interrogation) suspected drug pushers we arrested. So, we have no choice but to operate on him before he becomes a big player," police said.

Police confiscated from the suspect 3 heat sealed plastic sachets containing about two grams of suspected shabu and the P1,000 marked money. (Homer Teodoro)