3 drug traffickers nabbed in Mati City

3 drug traffickers nabbed in Mati City

By Arwen Pascua

MANILA — Police authorities carried out a buy-bust operation after days of monitoring, leading to the arrest of three drug traffickers including a high-value suspect in Mati City.

Eighteen-year-old Norman Vincent Empuesto, a regional high-value individual for illegal drugs, was one of those arrested during the operation.

Also arrested were Gilbert Lim Yap, 47, and Rex Fernandez, 27. Their cohort Norman Empuesto was able to evade arrest.

“We have already alerted our concerned police units in search of the suspect who escaped the operation. Nevertheless, we laud the success of this operation with our hardworking personnel going after the major drug players,” PNP Chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said.

During the search, P40,000-worth of illegal drugs was confiscated.

All the arrested suspects will face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165.

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