Mabalacat drug den yields shabu, 4 arrested

MABALACAT CITY —  Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Pampanga Provincial Office and the Mabalacat City police on Wednesday dismantled a makeshift drug den and arrested four individuals in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Dau, this city.

Authorities identified suspects as Kenneth Dionisio, 27, of Malabañias, Angeles City; Mary Ann Aquino, 42; Emmanuel Gaddi, 42; Kenneth Dionisio, 27; and Aries Austriaco, 33, all of Dau, Mabalacat City.

Seized from the suspects are five plastic sachets of shabu worth P68,000, drug paraphernalias and the marked money.

The suspects will face charges for violation of RA 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the arrested suspects.