Black Saturday sting nets 500,000 pesos worth of illegal drugs

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THE long holiday has not stopped authorities from enforcing the law as a high-value target was arrested during an anti-illegal drugs operation launched on Black Saturday, April 16, 2022, in the town of Mabalacat.

The arrested suspect has been identified as Bernie “Boss” Dela Cruz, a 41-year-old Sputnik gang member and resident of the town of Santa Rita.

Prior to his arrest, Dela Cruz had just been released from prison for nearly a month, with authorities announcing he had just been released in March 2022.

Two tied plastic bags and five small plastic bags containing 75 grams of alleged methamphetamine hydrochloride amounting to 510,000 pesos were seized from the suspect; redemption money and other evidence.

Complaints of violations of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed with the Mabalacat City Attorney’s Office.

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