The administration’s aggressive war on drugs has been going stronger than ever, despite the fact that Duterte has briefly suspended the “Oplan Tokhang” on January in an effort to clean the national police force of so-called “scalawags.”
In a video report that was uploaded on GMA News‘ YouTube account, PHP 15 million worth of “shabu” was retrieved by the authorities in a buy-bust operation in Bacolod. The packets of “shabu” were found in Reynante Villanueva’s house. He was not on the drugs watchlist.
In another province, two individuals were also caught in a buy-bust operation in La Union. They were considered “bigtime” drug pushers in the area. The suspects caught were Kendra Batayan and John Michael Garcia.
“Nagpaputok po ako,” Garcia said in an interview. The reporter asked him why, to which the suspect answered, “Pinutukan na po ako ng baril eh. Nagpaputok po ako ta’s tumabi na ako.”
Garcia is a live-in partner of Batayan, who is a young woman. The report wasn’t able to cite her age but judging from her appearance in the mugshot obtained, it can be assumed that the young woman is in her early 20s.
Garcia denied that they were delivering drugs but authorities refused his statement and said that drug pushers like him often tell that kind of lie. The young woman was not interviewed.
This is not the first time that a young woman has been involved in drugs. In December 2016, it was reported by Philippine Daily Inquirer that a lady drug pusher was caught in a buy-bust operation in the town of Candelaria in Quezon province.
The young woman’s name is Jessica Alcantara. She was caught selling “shabu” with two others suspects, namely Ronald Dimaunahan and Reggie de Chavez.
The latest buy-bust operation that was reported by the source happened on April 26, 2017, where two police officers were wounded. The buy-bust operation was conducted in Sampaloc, Manila and in Cainta, Rizal.
Watch the whole video report about the buy-bust operation involving the young woman!
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