1 dies, 8 arrested in Cavite drug busts

January 06, 2019

GENERAL TRIAS CITY, Cavite -- Operatives of Drug Enforcement Team here killed a drug pusher and nabbed eight others in separate buy-busts in Pasong Camachile Dos  over the weekend.

General Trias Component City police head Supt. Paul Bometivo said  Marlon Saquilayan alias “Andak,” pulled out a .38 gun when he sensed the drug sting prompting the cops to shoot, killing him.

In another operation, the local cops arrested Arnel Sarmento, 48; Aryan Jerome Sarmento, 21; Aaron Troy Sarmento, 19; all construction workers and temporarily residing at Sitio Sampalucan; Henry Cavanza, 45; native of  Masbate; trike driver Jayson Borbe, 31, of Quezon province, Ernesto Tucay, 43, of  Rosario Cavite; Chalvin Cueco, 21; and Erwin Ligaspe, 38, both of Gen. Trias, Cavite.

Seized from them were 12 plastic sachets of shabu worth at least P50,000.