1 nabbed, 1 escapes PDEA dragnet PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 13:56

Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) confiscated shabu worth P39, 100 from a pusher during a buy-bust operation in Sta. Catalina last Saturday afternoon.

PDEA Regional Director Lyndon Aspacio identified the suspect as Rogelio Penning y Fontanilla, 43, married, and a resident of Sta. Catalina.

Penning’s cohort was identified as Jomelyn Climaco y Salac who escaped from authorities during the operation.

PDEA agents confiscated from Penning’s possession 17 sachets of suspected shabu, P200 marked money and his personal cash amounting to 15, 750.

The suspect was taken to the PDEA headquarters and was detained while the seized shabu were turned over to the PDEA Crime Laboratory for examination.

PDEA agents have readied charges for violation of sections 5 and 11 of the article 2 of Republic Act 9165. – Dan Toribio