Toquero drug group member nabbed in Ilocos Sur


Another notorious member of the Toquero Drug Group was arrested by combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) following a buy-bust operation in Ilocos Sur on Monday. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. identified the suspect as Michael Pimentel, alias Segundo, a 32-year-old drug pushing suspect in Ilocos Region and resident of Barangay Barangobong, Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur. Before midnight, agents of PDEA Regional Office 1 Ilocos Sur Special Enforcement Team under Director Adrian Alvariño, in collaboration with elements of Santa Lucia Municipal Police Station and Ilocos Sur Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, arrested Pimentel after he sold a plastic sachet of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, to a poseur-buyer in Barangay Ayusan, Santa Lucia, Ilocos Sur.


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