Ex-cop nabbed in buy-bust op

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    A POLICE officer who has gone absent without leave and considered a high-value target was nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Parañaque City last Sunday night.

    Police identified the suspect as Ronnel Dela Cruz, 31, formerly assigned at the Caloocan City Police Station.

    Operatives of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit conducted the anti-illegal drugs operation at Riverside 2, Barangay Tambo at about 11:30 p.m.

    Seized from Dela Cruz were four sachets of suspected shabu weighing and the buy-bust money.

    Three men were nabbed in anti-drug operations in Mandaluyong and Marikina.

    Brig. Gen Johnson Almazan, Eastern police district director, identified the three as Emerson Villareal, 28; Arnel Aday Jr., 28; and Alejandro Telmo, 40. – Rod Lagusad and Christian Oineza