On Friday evening, Senator Leila de Lima's nephew is one of the four people arrested by joint components of the PDEA (Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency) Bicol, the Iriga City Police and the Regional Intelligence Division in two separate "drug buy-bust" activities.

The police recognized the other captive as a nephew of Senator Leila de Lima as per the news media website. PDEA Bicol local chief Christian O. Frivaldo recognized the suspects as Francis Manuel De Lima, alyas 'Bong', 39 years old, an occupant of San Agustin, Iriga City.

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As indicated by Frivaldo, the suspect is a nephew of De Lima. Additionally captured were Ariel Regazpi, 40 years old, trike driver and occupant of Bato, Camarines Sur; Joan Sabanal, 28 years old, a back rub specialist and Alicia Mae Dice, 19 years old, the two inhabitants of Iriga City.

Frivaldo portrayed that around 5:10 in the afternoon on Friday, the composite group led "buy bust" activities at Room 3, Zams Apartelle in Iriga City, that brought about the capture of De Lima. Seized amid the activity were 7 bits of warmth fixed straightforward plastic sachets containing somewhere around 55 grams of suspected shabu with an expected road estimation of ₱374,000. 

At around 2:45 in the afternoon on Friday, the composite enemies of opiates group driven by PDEA captured 3 claimed 'drug' identities in another "buy bust" task at Room 20, Lendes Hotel, Barangay San Isidro, Iriga City that brought about the capture of Regazpi, Sabanal and Dice. Seized amid the task were two pieces warm fixed straightforward plastic sachet containing pretty much 25 grams presumed shabu with an expected road estimation of ₱170,000, a few bits of medication gear, Yamaha Mio bike, and Kawasaki cruiser with sidecar.

Frivaldo said, "cases for infringement Article II of RA 9165, also called the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being set up for documenting against the suspects".