CAMP GENERAL ALEJO S. SANTOS, Malolos, Bulacan: Thirty nine suspects including a cop on AWOL (absent without leave) were arrested for illegal drugs and possession of a firearm and ammunitions in a One Time Big Time (OTBT) operations conducted by the Bulacan Police on Thursday.
Police Supt. Ferdinand Divina, provincial director of the Bulacan Philippine National Police, in his report to Police Regional Office-3 (Central Luzon) Regional Director Chief Supt. Rudy Lacadin, said the OTBT operations on illegal drugs were conducted by 12 of the 24 police stations of Bulacan in an effort to continue the drive against illegal drugs in the province.
A total of 104 small plastic sachets of suspected shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride were seized during the simultaneous anti-drugs operations.
A cop on AWOL and eight other persons were arrested by Marilao Police operatives during an anti-drug operation in a subdivision in Barangay Abangan Norte in Marilao town on Thursday dawn. The AWOL cop was identified as PO1 Franco Nero Sagudang, 33 and married. The others who were arrested were identified as: Victor de Guzman alias Tata Vic, single; Richard Aguado, 30, single; Allana Coronel, 50, single; and Christopher Lumangyao Asibar, 43, all of Barangay Abangan Norte; Alex Mahistrado Sagrit, 34, single; Jethro Bentor, 42; Dennis De Castro, 48; and Ma. Louralliene Caringal, 24, single.
The other suspects were arrested in the towns of San Jose Del Monte City where it had the biggest number of suspects or 16; three suspects were from San Miguel; two suspects from Guiguinto; two from Bocaue; and seven from the towns of Baliuag, Bulakan, Bus-tos, Calumpit, Meycauayan, Paombong and San Ildefonso..
Verification with the Regional Public Safety Battalion 3 based at Camp Olivas, San Fernando, Pampanga revealed Sagudang has pending criminal and administrative cases for serious neglect of duty and grave misconduct, resulting from his criminal case of malversation of government property.
The arrested suspects together with the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the Bulacan Crime Laboratory Office in Malolos City for drug testing and laboratory examination.