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PRESS RELEASE NO. 106/17

DATE: FEBRUARY 25, 2017

A Barangay Chairman was arrested after a buy-bust operation was conducted by the joint elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office 1 (PDEA RO-1) and the Rosales Police Station on February 23, 2017.

PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña identified the suspect as Proceso Ordinario y Velasco, Barangay Chairman of Barangay Zone 1, Rosales, Pangasinan, 59 years old, married and a resident of the said barangay.

At around 7:52 in the morning, elements of PDEA Regional Office 1 (PDEA RO-1) under the direct supervision of Director Jeoffrey C. Tacio and Rosales Police Station conducted a buy-bust operation in Barangay Zone 1, Rosales Pangasinan that resulted in the arrest of Ordinario.  

Seized during the operation were one (1) gatorade plastic bottle containing one (1) heat sealed transparent sachet of suspected shabu, one (1) sling bag containing rifle grenade and various pieces of live ammunition for different kinds of firearms.

Cases for violation of Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article II, Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and for violation of RA10951 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act) will be filed in court against Barangay Chairman Ordinario.

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