The Santiago City Police Office (SCPO) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in a joint operation arrested a suspected drug pusher recently in Barangay Batal here.
Community police relation chief, Police Superintendent Roberto Bucad of the Isabela Provincial Police Office (IPPO) said arrested was Gilbert Galang of Barangay Batal, and confiscated from him were two sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” and the P500 marked money.
SCPO intelligence operatives conducted surveillance operation against Galang after they received information that he was engaged in drug pushing in his barangay, Bucad said.
The joint and coordinated drug buy-bust operations of police and PDEA are gaining positive results as similar operations have been conducted in some municipalities in the province, believed to be the lairs of drug syndicates.
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