20 ‘drug dealers’ nabbed in Bulacan buy-bust ops


CAMP ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan — At least 20 suspected drug dealers were arrested in this province on Wednesday (Feb. 19) and Thursday (Feb. 20) as police continued its relentless campaign against illegal drugs.

Col. Lawrence B. Cajipe, acting director of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, said the suspects were nabbed in separate buy-bust operations in the towns of Calumpit, Hagonoy, Marilao, Pandi, San Rafael, Sta. Maria, and the city of San Jose del Monte.

Cajipe said four of the suspects were on the police’s drug watch list while one was a minor.

He identified them as Alvin Ongorion, the No. 8 drug personality on the list of the Pandi Municipal Police and included in the Barangay Anti-Drug Council (BADAC) watch list; Ronnel Rodriguez Abagat, included in the drug watch list of the Marilao Municipal Police; Ronald de Vera and Roel de Vera, who were on the drug watch list of the Sta. Maria Municipal Police.

“The other one is a 14-year-old child in conflict with the law,” Cajipe said.

The other arrested drug suspects, he said, were identified as Ben Jack Marquida, Alejandro Gustoir, Demetrio Fajardo, Elfred Acuña, Eduardo Serrano Padilla, Edgar Engao, Regina Manalo, Sonny Tablante, Marvex Ayon, Virginia Sison, Reginald Cruz, Edwin Rodriguiz, Jeffrey Brutas, Romer Torres, and Paolo Cañada.

Seized from the suspects were a total of 65 plastic sachets of suspected shabu, a Suzuki Smash motorcycle without a plate number, and buy-bust money.

The arrested suspects and confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the Bulacan Crime Laboratory. (RONDA BALITA Online)


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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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