Two drug pushers were arrested in a drug buy-bust inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
PDEA Director Arturo Cacdac, Jr. identified the suspects as Mateo Marquez, 53 and Arlene Cardeno alias Baby, 33.
Based on report of PDEA Intelligence Office 3 Cham Sulit, the two were arrested inside the open field near the maximum security compound of NBP.
50 grams of shabu with street value of PhP70, 000 and buy bust money were seized from the suspects.
Authorities believe that the confiscated illegal drugs came from the maximum security compound since the NBP management has confiscated illegal drugs in the past during its “Oplan Galugad.”