CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – More than PHP1.5 million worth of illegal drugs were seized from a couple during an anti-drug operation in Subic town, Zambales province on Saturday.
In his report, Colonel Fitz Macariola, director of Zambales Police Provincial Office, said the arrested couple was identified as Joemmeir John and Angelica Leapart, presently residing in Sitio Bukid, Barangay Calapacuan in Subic.
Macariola said seized from the suspects were 14 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu weighing some 227.2 grams with an estimated street value of PHP1,544,960, drug paraphernalia, a sling bag and PHP3,000 marked money.
He added that Joemmeir John is a member of the Naldi Drug Group and is at the ‘top priority target regional level’ of the Philippine National Police.
The arrested couple will be charged with violation of Sections 5, 11, and 26b under Article II of Republic Act No. 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) in the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Olongapo City. (PNA)