By Mike U. Crismundo
Butuan City – The Caraga police drug enforcement unit arrested three suspected drug personalities in an entrapment operation on Friday at Barangay Bading, this city.
Operatives of PRO 13 and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA 13) also recovered 17 grams of suspected shabu with street value of P200,000 at Bading area from the suspects.
Chief Supt. Rolando B. Felix, regional director of Northeastern Mindanao Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13), identified the suspects as Junde Ponce and Ariel Onez, both residents of Barangay Bading.
Later that day, Prudencio Ragas Jr. was also arrested in a buy-bust operation at Purok 6, Barangay Fort Poyohon, Butuan City. Seized from him were two sachets of shabu weighing five grams with street value of P59,000.
The three suspects are facing charges of violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, according to Felix.