LEGAZPI CITY – Three suspected drug personalities were arrested in separate operations in the province of Camarines On Friday, July 8, according to a report on Saturday.
Naga City Police Spokesman Tobias Bongon said in a report that Elias Taroma, 42, was arrested in a purchase case in Barangay (village) Balatas around 5:30 p.m.
Anti-narcotics officers confiscated a packet of shabu (crystal meth) from the suspect who was on the city’s illegal drug watch list.
In Baao town, Jufred Felesmenio, 37, was also arrested in a separate operation at Barangay Sagrada around 11:20 a.m.
Police Major Divino John Pelea, Baao Police Chief, said authorities recovered five sachets of shabu and one sachet containing marijuana leaves with fruiting tops.
Pelea said she also recovered an improvised glass pipe, 38 small empty plastic bags and a cut strip of aluminum foil.
The suspects will face charges of violating Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Meanwhile, as intelligence officers were carrying out a surveillance operation in the town of Nabua, they caught Sandy Parra, 49, cutting down an acacia tree with a chainsaw in Barangay Paloyon Proper at around 4:40 p.m. .
Police Senior Master Sergeant Juvencio Niebres, an intelligence officer for Nabua Police, said that during the verification process, the suspect threw away a plastic box containing two sachets of alleged shabu.
Niebres said the suspect also failed to present the required permits from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources for tree-cutting activities.
Charges will be brought against him for violation of RA 9175 (Chain Saw Act) and violation of RA 9165.
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