Thursday, January 15, 2015

10 Men In A Shabu Session Arrested By The Police In Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet

The La Trinidad Municipal Police Station sent a strong warning to shabu users and peddlers operating within the capital town with the recent arrest of 10 men in barangay Puguis on Tuesday night (January 13). The men, one of whom was a minor, were allegedly having a shabu session in a rented apartment there when the authorities crashed the party and arrested them.

The police confiscated from the suspects a sachet of shabu, illegal drug paraphernalia, playing cards and chips, and some cash. The men were in the thick of their session and playing card games when the valley police jumped in.

According to the owner of the rented apartment, she wasn't aware that the apartment was being used by the suspects for illegal activities. The police were led to the place through the help of a concerned citizen who tipped them about the men and their sessions in the apartment. According to valley police Chief Inspector Radino S. Belly, his office has been monitoring the apartment for some time before they conducted the operation which led to the arrest of the 10 men.

Those arrested were identified by the police as follows:
1) Marvin Sagayo Ansay, 24, of Sugpon, Ilocos Sur
2) Joshua Tanghin Kawi, 18, student, of Sagada, Mt. Province
3) Ashley Atinyao Balag-ey, 34, of Gonogon, Mt. Province
4) Ariel Bawas Degyem, 33, of Buguias, Benguet
5) Jimbell Ludaes Cawi, 28, of Buguias, Benguet
6) Junifer Simeon Compalas, 34, of Buguias, Benguet
7) Denver Cosapi Batani, 21, of Sabangan, Mt Province
8) Rover Bagbagen Aploten, 30, of Tadian, Mt. Province
9) Clark Nabus y Botic, 22, of Itogon, Benguet
10) Arnel Allba Dulagan, 30, of Bauko, Mt. Province

Sources: Interaksyon, ABS-CBN News