Cop, 9 suspected drug pushers busted

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga -- At least nine suspected illegal drug personalities including a policeman who is on absent without leave status were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Abangan Note, Marilao, Bulacan, Wednesday night.

Chief Superintendent Rudy Lacadin, Police Regional Office-3 (PRO3) director, identified those arrested as Police Officer-1 (PO1) Franco Nero Sagudang, 33, a member of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB3); Victor de Guzman, 56, alias Tata Vic; Richard Aguado, 30, Allana Coronel, 50; Alex Mahistrado, 34; Christopher Lumangyao, 43; Jethro Bentor,42; Dennis De Castro, 48; and Ma. Louralliene Caringal, 24, all of Marilao town.

Confiscated from them were three heat-sealed small size plastic packs with suspected shabu, 11 pieces of rolled aluminum foil; two improvised glass pipe tooters, three pieces cut plastic saches; a pack of empty plastic sachet; improvised burner; four disposable lighters and one scissor.

Lacadin said Sagudang has pending criminal and administrative cases for serious neglect of duty for his AWOL and grave misconduct, resulting from his criminal case of malversation of government property.

Lacadin commended the operating troops and said that PNP PRO3 will continue its unwavering efforts to eradicate illegal drugs within the region through SOP Lambat Sibat. (Ric Sapnu)

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