2 Russian nationals arrested in Angeles City drug buy-bust

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Two Russian nationals, a father and his son were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Angeles City, Pampanga.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron N. Aquino identified the suspects as Vladislav Rozhdestvensky, 64 years old, a resident of Sta. Monica, California, USA; and his son Boris Mabonga Rozhdestvensky, 23, a resident of Barangay Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga.

The suspects are foreign nationals and are categorized as high- value targets.

Aquino said joint elements of PDEA Regional Office III (PDEA RO 3) under the supervision of Director Gil T. Pabilona and the Intelligence Service Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP) conducted a buy- bust operation at around 7:15 in the morning of June 23, 2018 in Fields Avenue, Angeles City resulting to the arrest of the suspects.

Confiscated during the operation were 27 pieces of ecstacy with an estimated value of Php54,000, cocaine weighing more or less one gram worth Php5,800; marijuana dried leaves weighing more or less five grams with an estimated value of Php600; and the buy-bust money.

The suspects will be charged for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.