Ecija stings net 4 druggies

GAPAN CITY -- Police nabbed four suspected drug pushers in successive buy-bust operations conducted in this city on Thursday.

City police head Lt. Col. Criselda Y. De Guzman identified the four as Mike Warren Cabatuando, 30, and Allan Tinio, 33, both of Bgy. Sto. Cristo Sur; Nicasio Magbitang, 47, of Bgy. San Vicente; and Danilo Tinio, 38, of Bgy. Sto. Cristo Sur, all of this city.

Cabatuando and Allan Tinio were collared after selling a plastic sachet containing shabu to an undercover anti-drug operative in Bgy. Sto. Niño at 3:45 p.m.

Cabatuando yielded a P500-bill used as marked money while seized from Tinio were three plastic sachets containing shabu.

De Guzman said Magbitang was nabbed in Bgy. San Vicente at 6:15 p.m. while Danilo Tinio’s arrest came at 3:30 a.m., also in the same barangay.

Anti-drug operatives seized from both of them the P500 marked money used in each operation.