CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga – Operatives under the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Region 3 (PDEA3) seized more than 10 kilos of shabu worth P70 million during a buy-bust operation in Meycauayan City, Bulacan the other day.
PRO3 Regional Director Brig. Gen. Rhodel O. Sermonia said that joint elements of Meycauayan City Police, Provincial Intelligence Branch Bulacan, PNP Drug Enforcement Group, and PDEA neutralized in the operation a big-time illegal drugs syndicate that resulted in the arrest of eight suspects, most of them included in the government's watch list for high value target in the war against illegal drugs.
He identified the suspects as Sandy Domingo, 41, of Barangay Pantoc, Meycauayan City; Nida Barrientos, 54, of Tondo, Manila; Rhodora Jose, 43, also from Tondo, Manila; Christian Villaflores, 39, of Meycauayan City, Bulacan; Milky Joy Principe, 33, of Marilao, Bulacan; Kevin Limbo, 27, of Valenzuela City; Bernard Flores, 46, also from Valenzuela City; and Clifford Bello, 35, of San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan.
He added that the syndicate has open access to warehouses operated by a group with direct connections to the main source of illegal drugs from Mainland China and are responsible for the bulk distribution of illegal drugs in Central Luzon, Metro Manila and some parts of Southern Tagalog areas.
Sermonia said this gain in the neutralization of big-time illegal drugs syndicate is part of the cohesive campaign of the PNP in Central Luzon in compliance with the directive of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to seize every opportunity to be on the offensive against illegal drugs operators, which PNP Chief, Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa reiterated to all police commanders.
Meanwhile, in a report submitted to PDEA Director General Wilkins Villanueva, PDEA3 Regional Director Christian Frivaldo said the suspects are responsible in the bulk distribution of shabu in Bulacan, Pampanga and other nearby provinces in Central Luzon.
Frivaldo lauded the operating teams of PDEA and PNP and urged the public to participate in the government's campaign against illegal drugs.