TWELVE drug users, including five minors were caught on the spot having a drug session inside an abandoned building in Tuba, Benguet while three others were nabbed in a drug buy bust inside a lodge in Baguio City.
Tuba police earlier arrested Froilan Ringor, 35, and a resident of Upper Tadiangan in Tuba town Wednesday evening.
The suspect tried to elude authorities by running inside a building, which resulted to the arrest of 11 others, including the five minors who were caught having pot session.
Arrested inside the alleged drug den were Michael Novesteras, 22, from Ilocos Sur; Rendel Rillera, 18, from Aurora Hill; Alex Delos Santos, 32, from Patukanay, Tayum, Abra; Nollie Quinto, 25, from Binmaley, Pangasinan; Denver Buting, 25, from Sagada, Mt. Province; and Mitchelle Zambrana, 29, from San Fabian, Pangasinan.
Confiscated from Ringor are four sachets of suspected shabu and P1,000 marked money, including one sachet of dried marijuana leaves, and other drug paraphernalia.
Suspects are now temporarily detained at the Tuba MPS for documentation except for the minor suspects who were turned over to the DSWD for proper disposition.
In Baguio City, three alleged lady drug pushers were collared by authorities in a drug buy bust along Malcolm Square Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities arrested Sweady Lerio, 29, a resident of Bermuda Hills Subdivision; Josephine Pasion, 28, residing in Middle Quirino Hill, and Ellinor Concon residing at Camp Allen.
Confiscated from the suspects were four transparent plastic sachets containing shabu.
It was learned the City Anti-illegal Drug Unit was about to conduct a buy bust against Lerio but received a tip from informant an illegal drug transaction is on going inside a lodge prompting authorities to act swiftly on the information.
It was also learned Pasion and Concon were pregnant.
A police report also added the suspects are believed to prostitutes selling shabu to their clients.
Another two alleged pushers were nabbed September 14 by elements of the Baguio City Police Office in Navy Base.
Arrested were John Paul De Guzman, 33, from Nueva Ecija and his live-in partner Jam Marife Timbal, 39, and a native of Infanta, Quezon.
Confiscated from the suspects are several sachets of shabu, drug paraphernalia, and one cell phone.