Drug Pushers in Negros Oriental Arrested

Acting on a directive from the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters at Camp Crame, Quezon City, pólice intelligence operatives in this city arrested Wednesday morning an elusive suspected drug pusher and his son in a buy-bust operation at Zone 2, Barangay Looc in this capital city of Negros Oriental province.

The suspects were identified as Geronimo Sabanal Fundador, 52, married; and his 19-year old son, Jerome, single, both residents of Zone 2 in Looc.

Insp. Felicisimo Callet, chief of the intelligence section of the Dumaguete pólice, said the Fundadors were arrested after selling methamphetamine hydrochloride, popularly known as shabu, to a poseur-buyer.

The pólice recovered from the suspects five plastic sachets containing white crystalline powder believed to be shabu, two pieces of lighters and P960 in cash proceeds and marked money.

Callet disclosed that the Negros Oriental PNP Office, headed by Sr. Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, had earlier received a directive from Camp Crame regarding the alleged involvement of the suspects in the illegal drugs trade.

During previous entrapment operations, pólice authorities failed to nab the suspects who allegedly utilized other people to engage in the illegal drugs deal, Callet added.

Meanwhile, another suspected drug pusher was arrested on Monday in Guihulngan City, about 100 kilometers north of this capital city.

Guihulngan pólice chief Sr. Insp. Carlos Lacuesta identified the suspect as Michael Ellorin Carvajal, 38, single and a resident of Poblacion Guihulngan, who was arrested during a buy-bust operation. (PNA)

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