Two men were arrested by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents in separate operations on November 11. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. identified the suspects as 61-year-old Ruben Macaranas y Camacho, resident of 622 J. Marzan Street, Sampaloc, Manila, and town lottery collector Michael Fullante y Novilla, 32, of Barangay Pambilan, Norte, Alabat, Quezon. Macaranas is listed in the PDEA Regional Office-National Capital Region Priority Targetlist. He was arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted at J. Marzan Street, Sampaloc, Manila. He agreed to sell a sachet of shabu to a PDEA agent who acted as poseur-buyer.