Three suspected drug peddler were arrested by the police operatives in its campaign against the proliferation of illegal drug through drug buy-bust and were identified by as:
1.) Gracia Openiano y Ibanez, aka “Ate”,former OFW of P-1, Brgy. Rizal, Jovellar Albay;
2.) Joane Baradia y Fabricante, 33 years old, single, resident of Lot. 19, block 162, Magnolia St., Makati City; and
3.) Martin Tinker y Phelps, 70 years old, American Citizen, retired Marine Merchant (Seaman), a native of Massachussets, USA and temporary residing at aforesaid place.
The Joint elements of Guinobatan MPS and PDEA ROV conducted buy-bust operation at P-3, Brgy. San Rafael, Guinobatan, Albay against the suspects that resulted in their arrest and recovery of the following items:
1.) Five (5) pieces heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected as shabu;
2.) One (1) gold Samsung J1 cellular phone;
3.) One (1) brownlady bag with marked Secosana containing two heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected as shabu;
4.) One (1) piece one thousand peso bill with serial No. EL882431 used as drug buy-bust money, with bundled of cut papers wrap in LBC plastic pouch used as boodle money;
5.) One piece weighing scale;
6.) One piece water pipe,;and
7. Assorted drug paraphernalias.
Inventory and markings of recovered pieces of evidence was made in the presence of Luis P. Nosares and Jovi C. Ortile both elected Brgy. Kagawad of said place and Media Representative Wilburn O. Bernales. Recovered pieces of evidence and arrested suspects were brought to PDEA ROV, Camp Gen. Simeon A Ola, Legazpi City for proper disposition.