2 drug personalities in top priority list arrested in Pangasinan

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POZORRUBIO, Pangasinan (PNA) -— The police in Pozorrubio town arrested two drug personalities included in its top priority list during the observance of All Saints’ Day on Sunday (November 1).

Chief Inspector Ryan Manongdo, chief of the Pozorrubio police, identified the two suspects as Junalyn “Joy” Artiende, a native of Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur who is currently residing in barangay Alipangpang, Pozorrubio; and one Mario “Arnel” De Guzman, a resident of barangay Bantugan, Pozorrubio.

The two were arrested by the police in separate drug buy-bust operation Sunday afternoon.

Manongdo said the two are members of Totsie Group, a known group of illegal drug dealers in the town.

“They are just small-time pushers and their leader Totsie was already arrested, and Artiende and De Guzman are the seventh member of the group arrested by the Pozorrubio poloce, said Manongdo.

At least seven sachets of illegal drugs were confiscated from the two suspects.

“Despite being busy in maintaining peace and order in observance of All Saints’ Day, we never lowered our guards against crime activities even against illegal drug activities,” said Manongdo.

The suspects are now detained at the local station cell while a case for violation of sections 5 and 11 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (RA 9165) was filed against them.