LINGAYEN, Pangaainan, July 25 (PNA)–Police arrested five more drug pushers in different towns of the province last Friday in line with the re-intensified campaign against illegal drugs.
Joel Carta , one of the top 5 drug personalities in Mangaldan town, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Friday in a buy-bust operation in barangay Embarcadero, Mangaldan.
Carta fell into a trap laid down by intelligence operatives of the local police in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
Records of the Mangaldan Police showed that Carta was the No. 5 in the target list of drug pushers in the municipality.
Two sachets of suspected shabu as well as the marked money of Php 500 were seized from the suspect.
A criminal complaint for violation of Article II, Section 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165 is now being readied against the suspect.
Also arrested in separate anti-drug operations by other police units last Friday were Erick Ballesteros,26, of Tambac, Dagupan City; Joseph Paragas of Mabini Street in San Carlos City, and Antolyn Tadeo, alias “Tolen”, and one Danilo Lamsen who were arrested separately in Malasiqui. (PNA)