AT least seven suspected drug peddlers and some with guns and ammo were arrested during buy-bust operations in Bgys. Poblacion 1 and Balele in Batangas on Thursday and yesterday, respectively, provincial police chief PIO P/Captain Hazel P. Luma-ang said.
A report to Batangas police director Col. Edwin A. Quilates by Tanauan City Police Station head P/Lt. Col. Victor M. Sobrepena identified the suspects as Vicente Biscocho Castillo alias Enteng, Vincent Cordero Mendoza and Jayvin Panapanaan Alemagao.
The three were apprehended at around 3:30 a.m. yesterday during the operation.
Police confiscated from the suspects one cal. .45 Metro Arms Automatic pistol, one cal. 45 Para Ordnance Automatic pistol, four cal. 45 magazines, two holsters, 26 pieces of live ammo for cal. .45, some heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu, P8,000 buy-bust money and a Ford Focus with plate no. NOA-342.