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PRESS RELEASE NO. 108/17

DATE: FEBRUARY 25, 2017

A suspected shabu pusher who was included Number 4 in the Target List of drug personalities in the province of Cotabato was arrested by anti-narcotics operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Poblacion, Kidapawan City, Cotabato on February 23, 2017.  

PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña identified the suspect as Rodel Javier y Ulan, 52 years old, married, farmer, target-listed drug personality in Region 12 and a resident of Purok Chico, Brgy. Meohao, Kidapawan City.

Javier was arrested by the elements of PDEA Regional Office 12 (PDEA RO 12) under Director Gil Cesario P. Castro in Ortega Subdivision, Brgy. Poblacion, Kidapawan City when he agreed to sell a sachet of shabu to a PDEA undercover agent.

Confiscated from Javier were one heat-sealed sachet containing suspected to be shabu and the marked money used during the operation.

Cases for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, are now being prepared for filing in court against Javier.

Javier has also a standing Warrant of Arrest for violation of RA 9165 last 2015.

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