PDEA Baguio Cuffs Drug Group Member

Anti-narcotics agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Baguio Office scored anew after arresting a member of a local drug group in a buy-bust operation this afternoon along Longlong Road, Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet. Vincent Mark Bilon Malicdem, alias Pogs, 24 years old, graduating college student, member of a local drug group operating in Baguio and Benguet and a resident of Bakakeng Norte, Baguio City was arrested when he sold a heat-sealed sachet containing suspected shabu worth P10,000.00 to an undercover agent. Upon his arrest, Malicdem yielded two more sachets containing suspected shabu, the buy-bust money and a Toyota Altis vehicle used during the illegal drug trade. He is now temporarily detained at the PDEA-CAR jail facility pending the filing of appropriate cases for violation of Republic Act Number 9165 or the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002” before the proper authorities. Malicdem’s arrest came a day after the same operating unit was able to arrest Dominador Dagulo and Jesus dela Cruz in a sting operation that led to the confiscation of P350,000 worth of shabu./J. Calulut


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