MANILA – A total of 18 drug suspects, including the No. 2 most wanted target, were arrested in separate anti-illegal drugs operations in Quezon City.

Quezon City Police District chief Brig. Gen. Nicolas Torre III said seized from the suspects were PHP289,000 worth of illegal drugs.

Torre said among those arrested was No. 2 target Joey Magat, 32, of La Loma, on Wednesday.

Police seized from him an estimated 20 grams of shabu valued at PHP136,000, a cellular phone, and buy-bust money.

Meanwhile, 13 other most wanted persons were arrested in separate operations.

Police identified the three most wanted as Sandelle del Rosario, 25, of Bulacan who was arrested Tuesday for disobedience and physical injuries.

A warrant of arrest was served against Renato Lacaba, 24, of Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City for robbery.

Also arrested was Christopher Acompañada Fortes Jr., 18, for five counts of anti-trafficking in person act and four counts of child abuse.

Fourteen other suspects were arrested for illegal gambling. (PNA)