AGENTS of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency last Sunday smashed two notorious drug dens in Iligan City following a series of raids which led in the arrest of 12 suspects including the dive maintainers, PDEA chair, Director General Aaron N. Aquino announced yesterday.
The official said members of the PDEA Regional Office 10 raided the drug dens inside the Majestic Inn located in Benito Labao Street, Poblacion, Iligan City where they arrested the suspected dive operators identified as Dante Benitez Jr. and Ardel Ian Oanes.
The two’s customers were identified as Rey Royeras, Lyka Las Piñas, Lyka Alcido, Ranier Tayone, Juvy Love Hinoo, Manilyn Leonocito, Johnny Ladion alias Opaw, Jeffrey Baluya, Mark Ramil, and Irish Onge.
He said confiscated during the operation were a total of 15 heat-sealed transparent sachets containing around 20 grams of suspected shabu worth P136,000.
Aquino said Benitez and Oanes are now facing charges for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Section 6 (Maintenance of a Drug Den), Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), and Section 12 (Possession of Equipment and Other Drug Paraphernalia), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.