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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 04, 2012


Buy bust operation nets drug suspect

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 04 (PIA) -- A suspected drug pusher was arrested by elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police, in a buy bust operation, Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The suspect was identified as Claudio Espinosa Camerino, 35 years old, single and a resident of Rasay Extension, this city.

Elements from the Police Precinct 8 (Toril Police Station) of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) and PDEA-XI operatives recovered from the suspect one sachet of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride otherwise known as “shabu” worth Php500.00.

The suspected illegal drugs were sold by Camerino to an operative who acted as poseur buyer.

The five hundred peso buy-bust marked money bill with serial number SU223331 was also recovered from the suspect’s possession and control.

The suspect was detained at the DCPO, Police Precinct 8 detention facility, while the seized suspected illegal drugs were submitted to Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory at Ecoland, Davao City.

A case on violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of the Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as “The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002” is being filed against the suspect.

This collaborative effort of the PDEA, PNP and other law enforcement agencies, and the communities serves as a warning to all drug perpetrators.

PDEA-XI urged the public to help the government attain its vision for a drug free Philippines by reporting any suspected illegal drug activity to PDEA through telephone numbers 082-222-3045, 0939-5433405, 0915-8362599 or 0933-1481387. (PDEA-11)

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