Five drug personalities were arrested by agents of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region III during a buy-bust operation in Angeles City, Pampanga on Sunday, 14 July 2019.
The operation also resulted in the dismantling of a drug den and seizure of more than P100,000 worth of suspected shabu in the buy-bust operation in Hadrian 3 Extension, Balibago, Angeles City.
In a report submitted to PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino, PDEA 3 Director Gil T. Pabilona identified the suspects as Demetrio C. Docena alias Jay R, 34; Tony F. Luto, 29; Larry M. Platones, 23; Danilo F. Largo, 37; and Vicente B. Aquino, 26, all residents of Angeles City.
Allegedly seized from the suspects were nine pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing more or less 20 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of P136,000, various drug paraphernalia and the buy-bust money.
The sting transpired at about 8:35 p.m. in front of the drug den when Docena handed over the pieces of sachets to a PDEA agent who posed as a buyer.
“Docena’s cohorts were arrested inside the den while in the act of having a pot session but did not resist arrest,” Pabilona said.
The suspects are now detained at the PDEA jail in Diosdado Macapagal Government Center, Barangay Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
Charges of violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Acts of 2002 are being readied for filing in court against the suspects.