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Quezon cops arrest 3, seize P470K shabu

A policeman inspects the evidence seized from couple Giovanni Del Rosario (left) and Hazel Kris Lacson in the presence of a media representative (right). Photo by GEMI FORMARAN

LUCENA CITY — Police operatives on Monday seized P474,300 worth of illegal drugs resulting to the arrest of three suspected drug pushers in two separate operations in this city.

Quezon police director Col. Ericson Dilag identified the arrested suspects as Giovanni Del Rosario, 43, his live- in partner Hazel Kris Lacson, 35, both of Purok Happy Valley, Bgy. Ibabang Dupay, and Carmelo Licas, 36, of Kimberly St, Marville Homes Subd., Bgy. Kanlurang Mayao.

Dilag said Del Rosario and Lacson were arrested by Lucena City police under Lt. Col. Romulo Albacea during a drug buy- bust in Bgy. Ibabang Dupay at 6:50 a.m. while Licas was collared in Bgy. Kanlurang Mayao at 7:20 a.m.

In an interview, Albacea said the couple yielded 12 small plastic sachets containing 12.35 grams of shabu with a street value of P251, 940 while 10.9 grams worth P222, 360 were seized from Licas.

He added that the suspects also yielded two marked P500 bills during the operation.

Albacea told People’s Tonight that Del Rosario and Licas are both included in the Street Level Individual (SLI) Drug Watchlist of the Quezon Police Provincial Office while Lacson has a previous drug case.

The suspects were charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 before the Quezon Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.