DP 06302021

Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga---- A drug den was dismantled by authorities while a man listed as High Value Target (HVT) and his 5 cohorts were arrested during an anti-illegal drug operation in Iba, Zambales on June 29.

According to PCOL ROMANO V CARDIÑO, Acting PD, Zambales PPO, joint elements of Iba MPS, PIU ZPPO and PDEU ZPPO conducted anti-illegal drugs operation at Gomez Compound Prk.4, Brgy.  Sta. Barbara, Iba, Zambales that resulted in the arrest of Reynante PATANO y Cudal, listed as High Value Target (HVT) and member of notorious “Buela” drug group, 50 years old, male, married, elementary graduate; Mark Kevin CALIMLIM y Payumo, 25 years old, single, high school graduate; Romnic GOMEZ NMN, 39 years old, single, vocational graduate; Arturo GOMEZ y landero, 54 years old, single, owner of the compound; Prima SUMANPIL y Ventura, 44 years old, single, elementary graduate; and Ronielyn SORIANO y Mose, 32 years old, single, high school graduate, all residents of Brgy.  Sta. Barbara, Iba, Zambales.

Said place served as drug den for pushers and users of illegal drugs. Seized from the suspects were 22 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected “shabu” weighing approximately 0.036 grams with DDB estimated street value of Php50,000.00; three (3) pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected marijuana weighing approximately 0.055 grams with DDB street value of Php3,000.00; one (1) unit of converted Cal. 22 Armscor with no serial number; 50 pieces of Cal. 22 live ammunition; 26 pieces of air gun pellets; and Php1, 000.00 bill used as marked money.

Appropriate charges for violation of R.A.9165 Sec. 5, 11, 12 and 14 and RA 10591 (Illegal possession of firearm and ammunition) are being readied against the suspects for filing in court.

PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON, RD, PRO3 said that "With the constant arrest and neutralization of illegal drug personalities in the area as well as the unremitting commitment of the police to stop its proliferation, illegal drug traders will have less opportunity to propagate illegal drugs." (PIO-3)