SANTA ROSA CITY, Laguna: Sixteen suspected drug pushers and users were arrested in what is considered the biggest single haul in the province during an anti-illegal drug operation on Friday night in Sitio Kawad, Barangay Santo Domingo this city.
City Chief of Police, Supt. Reynaldo Maclang, said a buy-bust operation was first conducted where Andrew Briones, Junnesto Llovia, Jessie Dela Cruz, Rolando Ofre and Antonio Mindaro were arrested.
Subsequently, police raided the suspects’ hideout where 11 more suspects were caught in the act of sniffing methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu).
Police confiscated 25 grams of shabu with estimated street value of P125,000 as well as drug paraphernalia and a homemade shotgun.
Maclang said the rounding up of the suspected drug dealers users in a single operation is the biggest so far, since they effected intensified operations against illegal drugs in the city last month.