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39 lawbreakers fall in Bulacan

POLICE arrested 39 lawbreakers in Bulacan on Saturday and Sunday. Ten of the arrested suspects are involved in illegal drug trafficking activities following a series of anti-criminality operations, local police director, Colonel Lawrence B. Cajipe said yesterday.

In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director, Brigadier General Valeriano T. de Leon, Cajipe said the 10 drug offenders were arrested in separate buy-busts in Malolos and San Jose del Monte cities and in the municipalities of Marilao, Norzagaray and Balagtas.

Four of the suspects were arrested after they conspired to sell around 110 grams of shabu worth P748,000 to an undercover officer inside a house in Purok 4 in Bgy. Paradise, San Jose del Monte City 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The sting conducted by joint operatives of the San Jose del Monte City Police Station and the Northern Police District Drug Enforcement Unit under Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Genaro E. Ylagan also resulted in the confiscation of the buy-bust money, several drug paraphernalia including a digital weighing scale, a caliber 9mm pistol with a magazine containing seven live ammunition, a cal. .38 revolver with four bullets and a cal. .380 pistol with four live ammunition.

The other arrested drug suspects yielded 21 pieces of heat-sealed plastic sachets containing the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine’ and the marked money paid to them by poseurs.

Cajipe said the other arrested suspects include persons wanted for theft, attempted homicide, grave threat and direct assault against an agent of a person in authority.

The suspects were arrested in separate operations in San Jose del Monte City and in Baliwag, Calumpit, San Ildefonso and Pandi municipalities.

Cajipe said eight other men were also arrested in Pandi municipality while engaged in illegal cockfighting or ‘tupada.’ Recovered from the suspects were four live fighting cocks, three gaffs or ‘tari’ and cash bets.

A 66-year old woman wanted for falsification of public documents was also arrested by the Marilao police. The rest of the accused were accosted for violation of quarantine protocols and provincial ordinances.