5 drug suspects nabbed in raid

Five drug suspects were arrested and another escaped when Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Kabankalan City PNP conducted a buy bust operation in Purok Paraiso, Barangay Hilamonan, Kabankalan City Wednesday.

The arrested suspects were identified as Noel Cuenca, John Mark Salazar, Harvey Ledesma, Melvin Cabatu and Ruben Villaflor, all residents of the place.

Escaped from police dragnet was Jose Hupalan.

The PDEA said that the suspects were having a pot session when they swooped down on them.

P150, 000 worth of suspected shabu placed in 13 plastic sachets, were confiscated from them.

The suspects are detained at Kabankalan City PNP detention cell charged with violation of RA 9165.*(Cyrus M. Garde)


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