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Most wanted drug suspect falls

Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - February 12, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The No. 8 most wanted drug suspect in Quezon City was arrested after he was caught with P102,000 worth of shabu during a sting on Wednesday.

Emilio Mortera, 50, was nabbed in Barangay Tandang Sora, according to Quezon City Police District director Brig. Gen. Danilo Macerin.

Mortera reportedly sold a sachet of shabu for P6,000 to an anti-narcotics officer who posed as a buyer.

The suspect was arrested after he accepted the marked money, police said.

Mortera allegedly yielded around 15 grams of shabu, a weighing scale, a cell phone and a .38-caliber handgun.

He was among the 10 drug suspects arrested in the city in the past two days.

Police said charges of drug trafficking and illegal possession of a firearm would be filed against Mortera.

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