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Seven suspects caught with shabu

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More than P61,000 worth of suspected illegal drugs were seized from seven drug suspects arrested in a buy-bust operation in Marikina City on Tuesday afternoon.

Nabbed in the operation were Rex Manlangit, 57; Christian Dotimas, 44; Carlo Arquio, 25; Lemuel Tabaloc, 28; John Carlo Arcilla, 24; Mark Alvin Almocera, 29; and Jerold Dacuya, 42.

Police said the suspects were arrested during the operation at Magsaysay Street, Barangay Parang at about 3:10 p.m.

Seized from the suspects were nine plastic sachets of suspected shabu weighing about nine grams with an estimated street value of P61,200, two pieces of aluminum foil strips with traces of suspected shabu, two pieces of rolled aluminum foil with traces of suspected shabu, two disposable lighters, a cellular phone and the P500 buy-bust money.

All suspects are now detained at the Marikina City Police Station custodial facility, and they will face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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