2 pushers, 3 ECQ violators held in Ecija town

SAN ANTONIO, Nueva Ecija -- Two suspected drug pushers were nabbed in a buy-bust while three others were caught by authorities violating the government's enhanced community quarantine here the other day.

Police head Major Roderick Corpuz identified the two nabbed drug suspects as Larry Constantino, 36, and Rowell Talens, 36, both of Bgy. San Mariano.

They were collared in Bgy. Poblacion during a drug sting which resulted in the confiscation of two plastic sachets containing shabu with a street worth of P2,000 and P500, Corpuz said Constantino was tagged as among those included in the police's drug watchlist.

Also arrested in separate incidents were Rhea Santos, 33, of Bgy. Maugat; Loreal Binuya, 24, and Bartolome Ramos, both of Bgy. Lawang Kupang.

The trio disobeyed the ECQ protocols being implemented by the authorities to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in their respective areas.

Santos verbally assaulted police operatives manning an ECQ checkpoint in Bgy. Poblacion  at 4:20 p.m. while Binuya and Ramos, who were drunk, and unruly tried to evade a checkpoint after being accosted in Bgy. Tikiw at 6:30 p.m.,