Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested a drug group leader during an entrapment operation on February 26 in Antique. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. identified the suspect as Hilario Talde, 48 years old. He is listed as a priority target-listed drug personality of PDEA Regional Office 4A and nearby provinces. Talde is a resident of Barangay Duyong Pandan, Antique. Combined elements of PDEA Regional Office 6 under Director Paul Ledesma, PDEA Special Enforcement Service-Special Weapons and Tactics, Antique Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group and the Pandan Municipal Police Station conducted an entrapment operation at Barangay Duyong Pandan, Antique against Talde at around 9:30 a.m. and arrested him after he agreed to sell one piece of small transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu to a PDEA operative who acted as poseur-buyer.