EPD’s No. 2 drug suspect falls
Ramon Efren Lazaro, Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A man identified by the Eastern Police District (EPD) as the No. 2 drug trafficker on its watchlist was arrested in a sting in Pasig City on Friday.

Frank Leonard Nunal, 50, was arrested at his home in Barangay Manggahan, where he usually sells around 50 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu per transaction, said EPD director Brig. Gen. Johnson Almazan.

Among Nunal’s customers are bystanders and out-of-school-youths, Almazan added.

Police seized around seven grams of shabu valued at P47,600 from Nunal, who is being held on charges of drug trafficking.

In Caloocan, Ferdeliza Mae Malasique, Ferdinand Malasique and Gerald Galang were arrested in a sting at the parking lot of a fastfood restaurant along Camarin Road on Friday.

A team of anti-narcotics operatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Central Luzon and Quezon City offices seized around 300 grams of shabu with a street value of P2.04 million from the suspects, according to Christian Frivaldo, PDEA Central Luzon director.

In Quezon City, a total of approximately 52 grams of shabu valued at P353,600 were seized in separate stings in Quezon City on Friday.

Marc Aljohn Garlan, 23, was arrested for reportedly selling a pack of shabu for P45,000 to an undercover police officer in Barangay Fairview. Officers seized around 25 grams of shabu with a street value of P170,000 from the suspect.

Construction worker Wilson Gaton, 32, allegedly accepted P10,000 from a policeman posing as a drug buyer for a pack of shabu in Barangay UP Campus. Around 17 grams of shabu valued at P115,600 was confiscated from him.

Peter Almares, 48; Johnifer Navarro, 27, and Maricar Abegail Caunan, 45, were arrested in Barangay Greater Lagro. Police seized 10 grams of shabu with a street value of P68,000 from them.

In Marikina, Amiel Penero, 39, was caught with two grams of shabu valued at P13,600 in a sting in Barangay San Roque on Friday.

Police are looking for his companion, Elmer Santos, who escaped.

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