Drug peddler, minor yield P3.4M worth of shabu in Tarlac drug sting

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CONCEPCION, TARLAC — A big-time drug peddler believed to be involved in the bulk distribution of shabu in this province and nearby towns of Pampanga yielded P3,400,000 worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation conducted by anti-narcotic operatives of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region III (PDEA3) – Tarlac Provincial Office and local police here along Concepcion-Capas Road, Brgy. Dutung, A Matas, of this town on Wednesday evening (Feb. 17).

The drug suspect was accompanied by a 13-year-old boy who was later on turned-over to a municipal social worker.

In his initial report submitted to PDEA Director General Wilkins M Villanueva, PDEA3 Regional Director Christian O Frivaldo identified the arrested suspects as Luciano D. Tumaque alias Onyok, 51 years old, resident of block 4 lot 19 A1, Brgy. San Dionisio, Cavite; and a male minor, 13 years old.

Confiscated from the suspect were one-piece transparent resealable plastic bag containing white crystalline substance suspected as shabu weighing more or less 500 grams with an estimated street value of P3,400,000; one unit Cherry Mobile keypad cellphone and the marked money used in the entrapment operation.

Violation of Section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs) of Art II of RA 9165 will be filed against Tumaque. (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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