A Number four target-listed drug personality and two drug pushers were arrested by anti-narcotics agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in collaboration with Ilagan City Police Station during a buy-bust operation in Ilagan City, Isabela on November 10.
PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. identified the target-listed drug personality as Eric John Bayad y Fernandez, 34 years old, and his cohorts as Alexander dela Cruz y Aban, 36, a civil engineer; and Frederick Bartolome y Rondaris, 34, a private secretary, a resident of Barangay Lingaling, Tumauini, Isabela. Bayad and dela Cruz are residents of Barangay Osmena, Ilagan City, Isabela.
Just before midnight, combined operatives of PDEA Regional Office 2 (PDEA RO 2) under the direct supervision of Director Juvenal Azurin and Ilagan City Police Station arrested Bayad and his two cohorts after they sold one heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu, to an undercover PDEA agent who acted as poseur-buyer.
Also confiscated during the operation were another two pieces of small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, one silver Honda Civic VTIS, one .38 caliber revolver with five pieces of live ammunition, one .22 caliber revolver with four pieces of live ammunition, one mobile phone, and one shoulder bag containing assorted drug paraphernalia.
Cases for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 12 (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia), Article II of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, are being prepared for filling in court against the arrested drug personalities.
Additional cases for violation of Presidential Decree 1866, also known as Codifying the Laws on Illegal/Unlawful Possession, Manufacture, Dealing in Acquisition or Disposition, of Firearms, Ammunition or Explosives or Instruments used in the Manufacture of Firearms, Ammunition or Explosives, and Imposing Stiffer Penalties for Certain Viaolation Thereof and for Relevant Purposes, and Omnibus Election Code (BP 881), will be filed in court against the three apprehended suspects.