CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union: Police authorities and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region I arrested a top priority target and maintainer of a drug den in Barangay Guiset Norte, San Manuel, Pangasinan and eight others in a buy-bust operation on Saturday. JeoffreyTacio, PDEA regional director, said arrested were Rosenia Punud, 30, of Pantao Ragat, Lanao Del Norte and the drug den maintainer; together with Norodin Ampaso, 36 of Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur; Sitti Pantao, 40 of Marawi City; Norhata Ibrahim, 20 of Pantao Ragat, Lanao Del Norte; Anida Ampaso, 29, of Marawi City; and Fahad Ozman Sultan, 33, also of Marawi City. They also arrested more top priority targets in Nasseif Bolao, 31, of Marawi City; Roselain Bolao, 27, of Tubod, Lanao Del Norte; and Junairah Bolao, 36, of Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur. They were residing in one compound in San Manuel, according to Tacio. The arrested drug suspects were either listed as drug den employees or vendors. Taken from them were an estimated 32 grams of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and various drug paraphernalia.
WILLIAM JUN GARCIA