The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) announced yesterday the arrest of a drug pusher listed No. 3 in the order of battle of the agency and the police in Cagayan.
PDEA Director General Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said the suspect, Andres Jimenez, alias Andy, 44, a resident of Barangay Libertad in Abulug, Cagayan, was apprehended during a buy-bust operation recently.
Elements of PDEA Regional Offi ce 2 under Director Juvenal Azurin recovered from him five transparent sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu worth P5,000 which he sold to a poseur-buyer in Barangay Libertad at around 5:15 pm.
When frisked, Jimenez also yielded another two sachets containing approximately 10 grams of shabu, one .22-caliber pistol, one magazine, seven pieces of live bullets, one Kawasaki motorcycle, and a mobile phone used in his drug transactions.
Jimenez is presently under the custody of PDEA RO2 in Camp Adduru, Tuguegarao City pending the issuance of a commitment order from the court. (Chito Chavez)