Two members of a notorious local drug group operating within Baguio City and Benguet were arrested during a buy-bust operation along Buhagan Road corner P. Burgos, Baguio City.
Duane Castillejo Aluyen, 27 years old, jobless and a resident of Ambiong, Baguio City was arrested when he sold a heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing 5.4796 grams of shabu with a street price of P27,398.00 to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Cordillera poseur-buyer.
The anti-narcotics agents also arrested during the sting operation Aluyen’s 22 year-old female cohort who is a resident of Cabinet Hill, Baguio City.
Aside from the prohibited drugs, the suspects yielded the buy-bust money and a white mobile phone used for the transaction.
The suspects are temporarily detained at the PDEA-CAR detention facility pending the filing of a case before the proper authorities for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) in relation to Section 26 (Attempt of Conspiracy to Commit the Unlawful Act of Sale of Dangerous Drugs) of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Their arrest brings to 10 the number of drug group members in this region for this year.