Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested a Hongkong national and his two cohorts during a buy-bust operation in Baguio City on February 8, 2017.

PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña identified the suspects as Joemar Canaveral y Roblas, 39 years old, a native of San Nicolas, Canaman, Camarines Sur and a resident of Graham Street, Central Hongkong and Asin Road, Baguio City; John Daryl Villanueva y Malicdem, 30, of Leonila Hill, Baguio City; and Clint Joseph Macachor y Ambrosia, 28, of San Antonio Village, Aurora Hill, Baguio City.

At about 2:20 in the afternoon, agents of PDEA Regional Office-Cordillera Administrative Region (PDEA RO-CAR) under the direct supervision of Director Edgar Apalla arrested Canaveral and company following an entrapment operation in Sergeant Floresca Malvar, Aurora Hill Proper, Baguio City.

Seized from them were two plastic sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, weighing more or less two grams, with an estimated street value of P14,000 and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Cases for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 12 (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or “The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”, will be filed in court against the suspects.

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