TWO suspected drug personalities in Western Visayas were arrested by combined agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Police Regional Office 6 in an anti-narcotics operation in Roxas City in Capiz which resulted in the seizure of shabu and two high-powered weapons and ammunition last Saturday, PDEA chair, Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva said yesterday.
The official identified the arrested suspects as German Manatad and Dexter MApe, both residetns of Barangay Dinginan in Roxas City.
According to Villanueva, members of the Roxas City Police Station Drug Enforcement Team and the PDEA Capiz Provincial Office arrested the duo during a buy-bust operation in Bgy. Dinginan 10:50 a.m. Saturday.
Recovered from the suspects were a gram of shabu, the buy-bust money paid to them by an undercover officer, several drug paraphernalia, a caliber .45 semi-automatic pistol, an M-14 Bushmaster cal. 5.56 automatic rifle and several magazines with live ammunition.
Villanueva said that the two are now facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013.