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PRESS RELEASE NO. 237/17

DATE: MAY 12, 2017

A suspected drug pusher, who voluntary surrendered in the province of General Santos City, was arrested by combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and local police during an entrapment operation on May 8, 2017.

PDEA Director General Isidro S Lapeña identified the suspect as Agustin Galve y Ammaler, alias Ten-Ten, 30 years old, a resident of Zone 6, Block 7, Barangay Fatima, General Santos City.

Galve is a watch-listed drug personality of PDEA Regional Office XII (PDEA ROXII). He was among the self-confessed drug users and pushers who submitted themselves at Police Station 7, General Santos City Police Office (GSCPO). However, he went back to his illegal drug business.

At around 5:00 in the afternoon, Galve agreed to meet with the poseur-buyer in his residence in Barangay Fatima, to facilitate the sale of one plastic sachet of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu.

Upon the pre-arranged signal, joint elements of PDEA ROXII under Director Gil Cesario Castro and Police Station 7, GSCPO arrested Galve after he handed over the illegal drug in exchange for the buy-bust money.

After the buy-bust operation, the operating team immediately implemented a search warrant inside Galve’s house that led to the seizure of an additional sachet of shabu, weighing approximately one gram worth P7,500.

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 being prepared for filing in court against Galve, who is presently detained at PDEA ROXII  jail facility.

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