PDEA, cops nab 2 target-listed drug suspects in Davao Region


Two alleged target-listed drug personalities were arrested in Davao Region, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Thursday, January 16.

PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino identified the suspects as Roy Briones Soria, alias Baroy, No. 1 provincial target-listed drug personality in Davao del Sur, and Anuar Muňos Bessario, No. 7 target-listed drug personality in Davao Region.

Elements of PDEA Regional Office XI and the local police conducted a buy-bust operation in Mabini Public Market, Mabini, Davao de Oro on January 10 that resulted in the arrest of Besaro, and seizure of suspected shabu, weighing around 1.2 grams, with an estimated value of P8,160.00.

Last January 13, another buy-bust operation was conducted in Aznar Street, Barangay Poblacion, Hagonoy, Davao del Sur that led to the arrest of Soria, who yielded suspected shabu, weighing about one gram with an estimated value of P6,800.00.

The suspects will be charged for violation of Republic Act 9165, or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.