PRESS RELEASE
SPO1 Gregoria B Antonano

Published on
19 June 2016

Police raids drug den, nets 9 men in Pototan

Camp Francisco U. Sumagaysay, Sr., STA. BARBARA ,ILOILO, June 19 -- IPPO Special Operating Unit – “Bravo” and Pototan police led by PSInsp Ariel Corcino captured 11 persons when they raided a drug den in Brgy. Guinacas, Pototan, Iloilo recently.

A police poseur buyer was able to bust Joselito Pendon y Peligrino in consideration of Php200.00 worth of "shabu".

According to Corcino, 52- year old Pendon will be facing charges in violation of Sections 5, 6, 10 and 11 of RA 9165.

During the buy-bust operation, police were also able to capture Hernel Paredes, Cyril Pedrajas, Daniel Magbanua, Leonito Espinosa, Chaleeh Lorca, John Mervin Linaogo, Mark Laurenz Leal and John Rey Labrador in violation of Section 6 (Visiting Drug Den) of RA 9165.

Recovered were 7 heat sealed plastic sachet of suspected shabu, Php500.00 including the PH200.00 marked money and other drug paraphernalia.

“Pendon and 8 others are presently at our custody while drug items were already brought to PRO6 Crime Lab,” says Corcino.

This the 6th drug-bust operation of Pototan police for this month.###