Awol cop, 3 other suspected drug pushers arrested in Lucena buy-bust

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  • A former police officer and three others were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Lucena
  • The ex-cop identified as Fortunato Nozaenta was on absence without leave (Awol) status

Four suspected drug pushers including a former police officer were nabbed in a police buy-bust operation in Lucena City.

The suspects were arrested in Barangay Ibabang Dupay around 2 p.m., Sunday.

Chief of the Quezon Police Provincial Office Senior Supt. Rhoderick Armamento identified the suspects as Rolando Japor, Santiago Rosales, Roderick Defeo and former policeman Fortunato Nozaenta, who went on absence without leave (Awol).

Authorities seized from the suspects three sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P3,700, different kinds of drug paraphernalia, and the P500 marked money used in the buy-bust operation.

The authorities received information about the four from other drug users of the barangay who had earlier surrendered.