A 47-year-old electrician was arrested by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during a buy-bust operation in Quezon City last weekend. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. identified the suspect as Melchor Maracha, alias Bong/Buling, married and resident of No. 27 Magiliw Street, Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City. On July 18, 2013, an agent of PDEA Regional Office-National Capital Region (PDEA RO-NCR) who posed as buyer struck a drug transaction with Maracha to facilitate the sale of one plastic sachet of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, in Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City. Upon the pre-arranged signal, elements of PDEA RO-NCR under Director Jacquelyn de Guzman pounced on the suspect after he received the P500 marked bill used as buy-bust money. “He [Maracha] is included in our watch-list of drug personalities in Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City where our national headquarters is located,” Cacdac said.