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Quezon cops seize P7.9 M shabu, arrest 7 drug pushers

By Gemi Formaran
May 20, 2020

A portion of P7.9 million worth of shabu seized from the seven suspects. (Photo by Gemi Formaran)

Lucena City - Operatives of Quezon Police Provincial Office (QPPO) seized P7, 931,116 worth of illegal drugs resulting to the arrest of seven suspected drug pushers including three women in four consecutive anti- drug operation conducted at the towns of Candelaria and Sariaya and this city, this morning (May 18).

Quezon police director, Col. Audie Madrideo identified the accosted suspects as Mar Christian Dimaano, 39, secirity guard, Allysaver Fulgenio, 29, both of Calmar Homes Subd, Brgy. Kanlurang Mayao, this city; Clio Umali, 40, laborer, of Brgy. San isidro Candelaria, Quezon; Michael Anca of Poblacion, San Juan, Batangas; Richilda Macatangay 45, her brother Jones Macatangay, 22, and cousin Kimberly Gonzales, 23, all of San Juan, Batangas.


In his report to Calabarzon police director, Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao, Madrideo said the massive operation were carried out by joint elements of Provincial Intelligence Branch led by Major Gaylor Pagala and police forces of Candelaria, Sariaya and this city under Lt. Colonels Arnulfo Selencio, William Angway and Romulo Albacea, respectively.

During the separate drug buy bust, Madrideo said Dimaano and Fulgenio were collared for selling 37.6 grams of shabu with an street value of P767, 040 and for possession of an Armscor Cal. 45 pistol at Brgy. Kanlurang Mayao, here.


He said Umali on the otherhand, yielded 10 grams of shabu worth P204,000 during a buy bust at Brgy. San Isidro, Candelaria, Quezon.

In Brgy. Manggalang Bantilan, Sariaya, Quezon, Madrideo said the lawmen collared Anca for pushing 10.89 grams of prohibited drugs worth P222,156.

The provincial director said the biggest apprehension took place in Brgy. Mangilag Sur, Candelaria, Quezon where authorities confiscated 329.8 grams of shabu worth P6, 727, 920 from the two Macatangays and Gonzales.

All the suspects were charged before the Provincial Prosecutor's Office while the seized pieces of evidence including 64 pieces of marked P1000 bills were submitted to Quezon Provincial Crime Laboratory Office for examination and safekeeping.


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