PDEA agents arrest 5 in drug bust Print
Friday, 29 July 2016 14:01

Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-9 (PDEA-9) arrested five persons during a drug bust operation at a house in Camino Nuevo Thursday morning.

PDEA-9 identified those arrested as Mark Bacay Machado alias Mac-Mac, Joemarie Napal Tubog, alias Jojo, Elpidio Aragones Bacay alias Jojo, Jeffery Cagalawan Que and Gibson Villalobos Tuting.

Investigation showed that Machado was the target of the buy-bust but after marked money and shabu changed hands, a PDEA back-up team cordoned the area, where four others were caught together with Machado.

PDEA agents recovered from their possession sachets of shabu with estimated street value of P8,000 and the marked money used in the buy-bust operation.

The suspects were detained at the PDEA headquarters while the seized items were forwarded to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for examination.—Dan Toribio