PRESS RELEASE # 087/19
DATE: March 16, 2020
Two high-value target drug-personalities were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Cebu City that also resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, worth Php340,800.00 on March 13, 2020.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron N. Aquino identified the suspects as John Michael Gamboa Arquillano and Roseller Gomez Abella, who were arrested at around 5:30 PM by elements of PDEA Regional Office VII (PDEA RO VII) under the supervision of Director Wardley M. Getalla along Bliss Road, Barangay Labangon, Cebu City.
Confiscated during the operation were two pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu, weighing more or less 50 grams, with an estimated value of Php340,800.00, a mobile phone, and the buy-bust money.
The suspects will be charged for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), and Section 26 (Conspiracy to Sell Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
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