2 drug pushers nabbed in Tagum

Mar. 03, 2015

Two drug pushers were arrested following a buy-bust operation conducted by operatives of the Special Task Group Tagum’s Finest in Purok Luzvimin, Barangay Magugpo South on Monday.

The police identified the two suspects as Richard Edjec Vera Cruz, 57 years old and Recardo Labra Martir, 45 years old both from Magugpo South and La Filipina, respectively.

The authorities were able to seize P 20,000 worth of shabu, two packs of dried marijuana fruiting tops, five pieces aluminum strips, three pieces of aluminum tooter, one piece improvised pipe one alcohol lamp, one digital weighing scale with one casing and six pieces disposable lighters.

Police Inspector Anjanette Tirador, chief investigator of Tagum Police said that a concerned citizen informed them that Vera Cruz is engaged in illegal drug activities in Barangay South.

Vera Cruz, according to Tirador, was under surveillance for a week and was served with the search warrant signed by Judge Virginia Tejano Ang dated March 2, 2015.

The two suspects are now in the custody of Tagum City Police and will be charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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