Street pushers falling like “dominoes” in SJDM City, Bulacan

SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Bulacan — Street pushers in this booming city have turned into falling dominoes as the city police anti-narcotics division continues to put the heat against violators of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

Supt. Fitz Macariola, city police chief, on Saturday reported to Bulacan acting police director Sr. Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., that two more street level pushers and four drug users were arrested in a series of anti-drug operations in Bgy. Gumaok East and in Bgy. Minuyan Proper here Saturday night.

Macariola identified the arrested drug dealers as Rafael Valencia, 39, married, jobless , resident of Bgy. Gumaok East in this city and jay Cardenas alias “Budoy”, resident of Sitio Quarry, Bgy. Minuyan Proper here.

Four other suspects who were caught in the act of sniffing shabu inside a suspected dope were also arrested. Macariola identified them as Rene Pecaso, Silvino Sabido, Mark Anthony Patricio and Rodolfor Santos.

Macariola said that Valencia was the first to fall when he was arrested by a police undercover agent during a buy-bust operation in Bgy. Gumaok East.

He said the team from the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) recovered a plastic sachet of shabu, the marked money used in the buy bust operation, a plastic sachet containing suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia from Valecia who is now detained at the City Police detention area while appropeiate charges are being readied against him.

In Bgy. Minuyan Proper, intelligence operatives of the CDEU in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) conducted anti-drug operation at a suspected dope den and arrested suspected drug dealer Cardenas after selling a plastic sachet of shabu to a CDEU agent.

Macariola said the dope deal was consummated at the suspected dope den where four male persons were caught in the act of sniffing shabu and were subsequently arrested along with Cardenas.

Appropriate charges qwill be filed against the arrested suspects, Macariola said. —EMIL G. GAMOS (PNA)