February 5, 2023

Four teenagers and an adult were arrested in a buy-bust operation which yielded P51,000 worth of shabu last Sept. 15 in Baguio City.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Director Gil Ceasario Castro identified those arrested as Jeanne Tabil, 19, from La Trinidad, Benguet; Rodel Balmores, 19, from Cauayan, Isabela; Mark Roan Anthony Reyes, 19, from San Manuel, Tarlac; and Sherilyn Viray, 18, from Baguio. The other suspect is 22-year-old John Michael Abalos from Santa Barbara, Pangasinan.

The five suspects were arrested inside the house of a certain Anna-Lyn Lee, whom Castro said took over the helm of the drug dealing business of her family from her deceased brother. Lee was also arrested.

“Her clients are teenagers and she uses her house as the drug den,” Castro said.

Another suspect, identified as Alexandra Domingo, 19, was arrested in a separate operation.

Castro said Domingo is from a drug-dealing family with a long history of notoriety in Baguio City.

Castro said Domingo was arrested after she sold a packet of shabu to an undercover agent in Quirino Hill, Baguio City. Seized from her possession were illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. – PNA