Sen. De Lima's Nephew, 3 Others Arrested in Camarines Sur Drug Buy-Bust Operations


The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Bicol, the Iriga City Police and the Regional Intelligence Division confirmed to the media that four persons including a man whom Police identified as a Nephew of detained Sen. Leila De Lima were arrested in two separate drug buy-bust operations on Friday afternoon.



The controversial and alleged nephew of Sen. De Lima was identified as suspect Francis Manuel De Lima, alias "BOng, a 39-year-old resident of San Agustin, Iriga City according to the information released to the media by PDEA Bicol Regional Director Christian O. Frivaldo. According to Frivaldo, the suspect is an alleged nephew of Sen. De Lima.



Aside from the nephew of Sen. De Lima also arrested were Ariel Regazpi, 40, trike driver and resident of Bato, Camarines Sur; Joan Sabanal, 28, a massage therapist and Alicia Mae Dice, 19, both residents of Iriga City.

PDEA Bicol regional director Christian O. Frivaldo narrated that around 5:10 p.m. on Friday, the composite team conducted buy-bust operations at Room 3, Zams Apartelle in Iriga City, that resulted in the arrest of De Lima.

Based upon the initial investigation of the case, confiscated during the operation were 7 pieces of heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing at least 55 grams of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P374,000.00.

At around 2:45 p.m. on Friday, the composite anti-narcotics team led by PDEA arrested 3 alleged drug personalities in another drug buy-bust operation at Room 20, Lendes Hotel, Brgy San Isidro, Iriga City that resulted in the arrest of Regazpi, Sabanal and Dice.



The PDEA Regional Operatives in the Bicol Region seized two pieces of heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing more or less 25 grams suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P170,000.00, several pieces of drug paraphernalia, Yamaha Mio motorcycle, and Kawasaki motorcycle with sidecar.

PDEA Regional Directo Frivaldo also added that "cases for violation Article II of RA 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being prepared for filing against the suspects," Director Frivaldo stated.

Source: PNA / Manila Bulletin


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