TWO big-time drug pushers in Caloocan City were arrested by anti-narcotics agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) after they were caught while selling methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, to a poseur-buyer last Wednesday.
Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr., PDEA director general, identified the suspects as Bernardo Lazaro y Boromeo, 51, married, a resident of Brgy. Panghulo, Obando, Bulacan; and Rommel De Ocampo y Aspiras, 24, single and a resident of Phase 12, Tala, Brgy. 188, Caloocan City.
At about 4:00 in the afternoon, an undercover agent who acted as poseur-buyer was able to enter into a drug transaction with Lazaro and De Ocampo at Phase 2, Pasbilan Street, Caloocan City.
Upon a pre-arranged signal, operatives of PDEA Regional Office 3 (PDEA RO 3) under Director Adrian Alvariño immediately arrested the suspects which resulted in the confiscation of 50 grams of white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu worth P200,000.
Meanwhile, in Marikina City, PDEA operatives nabbed a female pusher during a separate buy-bust operation.
Cacdac identified the suspect as Emily Gumanid, alias Dodong, 44, a watch-listed drug personality and resident of No. 349 Krusada Street, Caloocan City.
On May 30, 2013, at around 2:00 am, Gumanid was arrested by elements of PDEA Regional Office-National Capital Region (PDEA RO-NCR) under Director Wilkins Villanueva after she sold a brick of dried marijuana leaves weighing more or less two kilograms wrapped in a newspaper to a poseur-buyer at the corner of JP Rizal and Lamuan streets, Barangay Malanday, Marikina City.