American nabbed in Angeles City drug bust

ANGELES CITY – An American citizen was caught on Sunday for selling shabu worth P34,500 to an undercover PDEA agent following an entrapment at a hotel in this city.

PDEA Pampanga operatives identified the arrested suspect as James John Bagunski,  57, a resident of Kandi Tower, Bgy. Malabanias, Angeles City.

Authorities said that Baginski was from Hawaii, USA and had been in the Philippines since 2019.

“Baginski had been under PDEA’s surveillance following a tip from a confidential informant sometime last June,” the PDEA said.

Confiscated from Baginski were one plastic sachet containing MOL 5 grams with an estimated street value of P34,500, two self-sealing transparent plastic sachets suspected to be cocaine, a driver’s license, a cellphone and the buy-bust money.

A case for violation of section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165 will be charged against the arrested suspect.