Camp Julian Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga--- Four (4) notorious drug peddlers were arrested in City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Sunday morning (August 18).

Operatives of the Regional Drug Enforcement Group together with the Special Concern Unit-Regional Intelligence Division 3, and Regional Mobile Force Battalion 302nd Maneuver Company conducted anti-drug operations along by-pass road, Barangay Sindalan, City of San Fernando, Pampanga which resulted in the arrest of Acmali FRANCISCO y Cabual @BALBAS, listed as High Value Target, and resident of Barangay Sangandaan, Quezon City; Mohammer HAJI GANDA y Cosain, listed as High Value Target and resident of Barangay Sangandaan, Quezon City; Jalal MAUYAG y Sumdad, listed as High Value Targe, and also a resident of Barangay Sangandaan, Quezon City and; Michael Evance VILLACORTA y Galicto @KIM, watchlisted and resident of barangay San Isidro, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

Confiscated from the suspects were: one (1) pc. medium size heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected "SHABU" (confiscated from the possession and control of @KIM); one (1) pc. medium size heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected "SHABU" (product of buy-bust); eight (8) pcs. large knot-tied transparent ice bags containing suspected "SHABU" weighing more or less 810 grams seized from @BALBAS; one (1) pc. Php 1000 marked money and nine (9) pcs. of boodle 1000 bills utilized as buy-bust money; one (1) unit of Armscor .45 caliber pistol with two (2) magazines loaded with fifteen (15) live ammunitions; one (1) pc. of black sling bag with CAMELBAK printing; one (1) pc. of black holster; one (1) unit of Violet NOKIA Cellular phone; one (1) black NISSAN EXALTA, and one (1) orange TOYOTA VIOS.

Criminal charges for violations of Sec. 5 in relation to Sec. 26 and Sec 11, Art. II of R.A 9165 and violation of R.A. 10591, are now being prepared for filing in court against the suspects.

“Thru our revitalized anti-illegal drug campaign and the community's support, we continue to yield positive results on our anti-illegal drug efforts in Region 3. We keep on working double time to stop the proliferation of illegal drugs in the region and we appeal to every one to continue helping us in our campaign against illegal drugs in order to make Central Luzon drug-free,” PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN JOEL NAPOLEON M CORONEL said.