Mabalacat City gov’t driver falls in anti-drugs ops
A city government driver of Mabalacat in Pampanga province was apprehended in an anti-drugs operation, police said Wednesday.
In a statement, the Pampanga provincial police identified the suspect as Oliver Ventura, 37, who is regarded as a high-value target.
Ventura was nabbed together with his live-in partner, Roseth Dimarucut, 23, during a buy-bust operation in Mawaque, Mabalacat City.
Police recovered seven pieces of heat-sealed plastic sachet containing suspected “shabu” and one P1,000-bill marked money.
Separate operations in the towns of Guagua, Candaba, Magalang and Mexico also resulted in the apprehension of four other suspects.
The police statement identified them as Wilfredo Ocampo, 56; Jonar Andres Sibug, 28; Francis Ting, 44; and, Alvin Santos, 23.
Ocampo and Sibug were discovered to have been among the previous surrenderers in the province.
All suspects will be slapped with charges of violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.
President Rodrigo Duterte has said his administration’s war on drugs will continue to be relentless, harsh and chilling.
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