More drugs, ammo CONFISCATED


THREE men wanted for various offenses were nabbed and P78,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized from one of them during separate manhunts in Butuan City, Cagayan and Laguna. Chief Supt. Roel Obusan, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) director, identified the arrested suspects as Julius Cortez, Richie Lucas and Benito Manalo. Cortez was arrested in Surigao del Norte after joint military and police forces swooped down on his hiding place in Purok 1A, Brgy. Taguibo in Butuan City on Thursday. Seized from Cortez, a high-value target, were seven plastic sachets of shabu worth P78, 000. Meanwhile, Lucas, facing charges for seven counts of rape, was arrested at his hiding place in Barangay Cunig, Gattaran town in Cagayan. Manalo, on the other hand, was collared in San Vicente Ferrer, Barangay Palo Alto in Calamba City, Laguna with more than 150 rounds of ammunition for different calibers of firearms, several rifles and magazines.


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