Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- Two (2) suspected drug peddlers were arrested and over Php 400k worth of shabu were confiscated by authorities in Pampanga on Tuesday, April 19.

PCOL ALVIN R CONSOLACION, Acting Provincial Director of Pampanga PPO said that joint elements of RPDEU-3, SCU3-RID, PIU, Pampanga and Mabalacat City PS conducted anti-illegal drug bust operation at Brgy., Mawaque Maragul, Mabalacat City, Pampanga which resulted in the arrest of Alfredo MERCADO y Lising, 43 years old, male, resident of Brgy Tabun, Mabalacat City, Pampanga and Millan SIAPO y Patio, 37 years old, male, resident of Brgy., Minane, Conception, Tarlac.

Pieces of evidence seized from the duo were two (2) pieces Android cellphones, one (1) piece body bag, one (1) unit red Honda TMX motorcycle with plate number RG7806, five (5) pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu weighing approximately 60 grams with an estimated DDB street value of Php 408,000.00, and Php 1,000.00 bill as marked money.

Charges for violations of Sec. 5 & 11, Art. II of R.A. 9165 are being readied for court referral.

“Continuous proactive operations are being carried out as PRO3 invigorates its efforts to wipe out all forms of illegal drugs in order to achieve its quest for a drug-free Central Luzon,” PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN MATTHEW P BACCAY said.