Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Calauag, Quezon alleged drug dealer busted in Naga City

by BICOL STANDARD News Team/With report from Boyet Paderes

NAGA CITY August 10, 2016 (Bicol Standard) -- The so-called "Calauag, Quezon drug ring" has suffered another major setback last night when one of its leaders, was nabbed in an anti-illegal drug operation by the local police here.


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The suspect was identified as Resty Ian Villareal y Broquesa, of Sta. Maria, Calauag, Quezon.

Villareal, allegedly a well-known drug personality was arrested at around 8:20 p.m., at Sweet Sixteen Lodge, located along Diversion Road, Brgy. Tabuco, this city.

Confiscated from the suspect was an estimated 50 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride, popularly known as shabu.

The illegal drugs that was recovered from the suspect had an estimated street value of P160,000.

Also seized from the suspect was P24,000 that was used as buy-bust money.

Villareal, along with Razel Erepol y Bandagoza who was arrested yesterday, are both believed to belong to a group of drug dealers from Quezon, investigators said.

Previous intelligence reports suspect that the two alleged drug personalities have been supplying shabu in this city and other parts of the province.

Meanwhile, in a separate interview, SPO2 Toby Bongon, police spokesman here said that there is an intensified anti-illegal drug campaign, as part of the Project Double Barrel initiated by the Duterte administration.

“In 36 hours our police here have conducted five (5) major illegal drug operations with positive results,” Bongon said.

“First, we have used the strategy of visiting the houses of drug personalities, knocking on their doors. We persuaded them to surrender, if they are indeed drug users," he said.

"The second part is this one that we are doing now, like the implementation of search warrants, buy-bust operations and other strategies that would be useful in our campaign,” he added.

Bongon reminded those who are still involved in illegal drugs that the police operatives would not relax their campaign, until the last drug user or dealer is apprehended.

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