PDEA agents arrest 5 in anti-drug operation in Koronadal City

Local News • Sat Aug 12, 2017 08:16 PM  •  73   0
By Edwin Fernandez/Roel Osano
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Johnny Pajarito, 22 and Kristine Morales alias
Johnny Pajarito, 22 and Kristine Morales alias "Sweet," 30 (both sitting) after they were arrested in act of sniffing shabu. (contributed photo)
KORONADAL CITY – More than P150,000 worth of prohibited drugs were seized when agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Central Mindanao conducted anti-drug operation that led to the arrest of five drug personalities Friday.  

Despite massive campaign against illegal drugs, persons still venture into clandestine operations, selling illegal drugs in the city, according to PDEA-12 regional director Gil Cesario Castro.  

Castro said nabbed for possession of shabu were Roy Oligo, Abet Sarip, Leonel Pastolero, Ruben Pangatihon and a minor, all residents of Purok Gracia Villa, Barangay Zone I, Koronadal City.  

Aside from shabu, the raiding team also seized dried marijuana leaves and drug paraphernalia from the suspects.  

The raid was covered by a search warrant issued by Judge Oscar Noel of Gen. Santos City Regional Trial Court Branch 35.  

Now detained at PDEA-12 lock up cell, the suspects are now facing charges for violation of RA 9165.

Meanwhile, in Surallah, South Cotabato, police arrested a couple while in the act of sniffing prohibited drugs in Sitio Morales, Barangay Centrala at past midnight Friday.

Inspector Redeen Crisologo, OIC chief of police of Surallah PNP, identified the suspects as Johnny Pajarito, 22 and Kristine Morales alias "Sweet," 30.

Seized from them were three small sachets of shabu and drug paraphernalia.


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