AGUSAN DEL SUR -- An entrapment operation conducted by the joint elements of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Agusan del Sur Provincial Office led by Jenalyn Tan, Provincial Officer, under the supervision of Director III Charlene Magdurulang, and Rosario Municipal Police Station, successfully smashed a drug den on March 6, 2023, located at Purok 6, Buhisan, Barangay Poblacion, Rosario, this province.
A drug den is a place where any dangerous drug and/or controlled precursor and essential chemical is administered, delivered, stored for illegal purposes, distributed, sold or used in any form.
Three drug suspects were apprehended including a local government employee in the area identified as Vonn Canin Mazo. The drug den maintainer was identified as Junmark Goloran Plaza while the other visitor was identified as Alvin Curato Dendero.
Several drug paraphernalia were also confiscated including two improvised lighters, an aluminum foil strip, and two improvised tooters. An estimated 11 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu was seized from the suspects worth almost php75,000.00.
The drug suspects will be facing numerous anti-drug charges in violation of Sections 5 (sale of dangerous drugs), 6 (maintenance of drug den), 7 (visiting drug den), 11 (possession of dangerous drugs), 12 (possession of drug paraphernalia), and (use of dangerous drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165 also known as the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002,” as amended by Republic Act 10640. (PDEA Caraga PIO/PIA-Agusan del Sur)