Authorities shut down drug den in Hermosa


Glenn Guillermo

HERMOSA, BATAAN – Anti-narcotic operatives on Tuesday (May 7) dismantled a makeshift drug den that led in the arrest of four individuals and confiscation of some Php 102,000.00 worth of shabu after a buy-bust operation around 12:40 p.m., in Purok 1, Barangay Tipo, Hermosa town.

PDEA team leader identified the suspected drug den operator as JERRY LOYOLA y VILLENA, male, 41 years old. Also arrested were the following:

1. FERNANDO FRANCISCO Jr. y DOPITAS, male, 47 years old, married;

2. JOHN LAWRENCE y BULATAO, male,  21 years old, single; and

3. MARK CRISTIAN NEBRIDA y URBANO, male, 31 years old, single.

Apprehended suspects yielded a total of eight (8) plastic sachets containing more or less 15 grams of shabu worth Pho 102,000.00; assorted drug paraphernalia; and the marked money.

Recovered illegal items will be forwarded to PDEA RO III laboratory and will undergo forensic examination.

The operation was conducted by the combined elements of PDEA Tarlac and Bataan Provincial Offices and the local police.

Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the arrested suspects.

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