GOVERNMENT CENTER, PALO,Leyte- Anti-drug elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)RO8 together with 8th Military Intelligence Battalion(MIB) and Catbalogan City Police Station arrested a drug personality during the conduct of buy-bust operation at Purok 2, Barangay Maulong, Catbalogan City on February 24, 2019 at around 7pm.
In a report submitted to PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino, elements of PDEA RO8 under Director Edgar T. Jubay together with 8th MIB and Catbalogan CPS identified the suspect as Agapito Antonio, member of the Philippine Army, 32, single, and a resident of Bannawag, President Quirino Sultan, Kudarat; and Ronnel Acera, 31,single,jobless,and a resident of Brgy. Maulong of the said city.
Purchased and confiscated during the said operation were three pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu weighing 0.21 gram with an estimated market value of P1,500 and drug paraphernalia.
The suspects will be facing charges for violation of section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs), section 11 (possession of dangerous drugs), and section 12 (possession of drug paraphernalia), article II of RA 9165 and are now temporarily detained at Catbalogan City Police Station lock-up facility. (PR)