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PDEA, cops arrest woman peddling illegal drugs in Tacurong City

Local News • 15:00 PM Thu Feb 27, 2020
Edwin O. Fernandez
Anti narcotic agents conduct inventory on items taken from suspected drug peddler Christy Pagales (standing in light blue shirt)

TACURONG CITY  – Police and anti-narcotic agents arrested here Wednesday morning a woman who was known for peddling illegal drugs in the city.

Director Naravy Duquiatan of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 12 and Lt. Colonel Rey Egos, Tacurong City police director, led the 7 a.m. law enforcement operation that led to the arrest of Christy Pagales in Barangay New Isabela, Tacurong City.

“Pagales is a target-listed personality of PDEA-12 for her involvement in peddling illegal drugs in Tacurong City,” Duquiatan said.

Pagales, 46, did not resist arrest when the search warrants was presented to her.

The operation resulted to the seizure of eight sachets of suspected shabu with a market value of Php13,600.

Duquiatan said Pagales, now detained at PDEA-12 custodial facility, is facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).

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