PUERTO GALERA, ORIENTAL MINDORO – A newly identified drug pusher and user was arrested after a buy-bust operation was conducted in Balatero Pier, Barangay Balatero, around 4:30pm on July 4.
The suspect was identified to be Maria Lourdes Escueta, 48 years old, single, jobless and a resident of Sanville Subdivision, Visayas Avenue, Quezon City.
The personnel of Puerto Galera Municipality Police Station – Municipal Drug Enforcement Unit and PDEA-MIMAROPA conducted the operation.
Confiscated from the suspect were 14 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected “Shabu” and a P1,000 bill used as buy-bust money.
The arrested suspect and confiscated items are now under the custody of Puerto Galera MPS for proper disposition, pending the filing of case on violation of Republic Act 9165.