Drug stings net 13 drug suspects in Pampanga

MABALACAT CITY, PAMPANGA — A  series of buy-busts on Tuesday led by the PDEA Pampanga resulted to the arrest of 13 individuals and seizure of at least P156,000 worth of shabu.

The PDEA Pampanga said the first operation transpired on Ilang-Ilang Street, Barangay Dau where five  transparent sachets containing some 13 grams of shabu valued at P88,400 and the marked money were seized.

The suspects were identified as Erhicka Garganta Hamm alias Ace, of Xevera, Mabalacat;  Evangeli Oteyza Santos, of Diamond Subdivision, Balibago; Samuel Santos, of Bgy. Anunas, Angeles City; Vic Benitez, of Bgy. Maybiga, Mabalacat City; Kelvin Kalma and Arnold Cunanan, both of Pandacaqui, Mexico, Pampanga; and Jomarch Devera, of Bgy. Pulung Maragul, Angeles City.

Meanwhile, a second buy-bust was launched in Bgy. Dau where six drug suspects identified as Angelica Quiazon, Baltazar Gallevo, Rolly Tungol, Rommel Yumol, Jan Darvin Zoleta, and Celer Mark Nucum were arrested.

Seized from them were 10 grams of shabu worth P68,000 and assorted drug paraphernalia.

The separate operations were jointly conducted by the PDEA Pampanga, PDEA Aurora, PDEA- RSET and the local police.

The suspects are now detained at the PDEA -3 jail and will be charged with violation of RA 9165.