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Tuesday, February 8, 2023

Alleged pusher falls to authorities, seizes over 20K worth of illegal drug

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- An alleged pusher fell to authorities in a joint anti-drug operation conducted by Surigao del Sur Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at Barangay Telaje, Tandag City of this province on February 7.

Based on the report, an estimated P20,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized during the operation. Accordingly, there were nine (9) pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing a white crystalline substance known to be shabu with an estimated weight of three grams and with an estimated street value of P20, 400.00 and drug paraphernalia.

Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office (SDSPPO) Director Police Colonel Dennis Siruno identified the arrested person as Jhon Mart Rolete Manliguez, 32 years old, male, with a live-in partner, jobless, resident of Purok Saturn, Brgy. Telaje, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.

The report said Manliguez was nabbed around 10:30 a.m. through the implementation of a search warrant.

The arrested person was identified as High-Value Individual (HVI) watch-listed pusher and PDEA Priority Target.

Col. Siruno on the other hand commended the operating troops as they succeeded in the operation against the suspect.

“I commend our troops for this significant anti-drug operation. Thus, let this be a warning to all lawless elements that the SDS Police force will not stop in our campaign against illegal drugs and to put all violators behind bars,” PCOL SIRUNO said. (with a report from SDSPPO/PIA-Surigao del Sur)