Elderly woman drug suspect arrested with 2 others

CABANATUAN CITY – The Philippine National Police (PNP) confiscated some P1.7 million worth of illegal drugs from three suspected drug peddlers in a recent buy-bust operations here. The suspects included an elderly woman.

PNA Nueva Ecija provincial director, Police Col. Jaime Santos identified the arrested suspects as Michael Correa, 38, a vendor; Teresita Francisco, 49, jobless; and Celedonia Caseria, 66, all hail from Barangay Camp Tinio in Cabanatuan.

Santos said the trio yielded 53 plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, weighing approximately 250.23 grams with an estimated street value of P1.7 million, and the P500 marked money paid to them by police operatives. They now face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act).