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4 HVTs fall in Parañaque buy-bust

February 19, 2023 Edd Reyes 319 views

AUTHORITIES seized illegal drugs and firearms and arrested four drug personalities in a buy-bust operation Saturday afternoon in Parañaque City.

Southern Police District (SPD) Director P/BGen Kirby John Kraft said the arrested drug traffickers were identified as Lyka Gutierrez, alias “Lanlan”, 30; Ivan Balero, 32, both were listed as HVT; Oliver Miranda, 36, and Darwin Mananis, 32, were the subject of more than a week of monitoring and surveillance operation conducted by elements of District Intelligence Division (DID) and District Special Operation Unit (DSOU) as part of S.A.F.E. NCRPO program of Regional Director P/MGen. Jonnel Estomo.

The four drug suspects were arrested at around 3:20 p.m. after they handed a plastic sachet containing shabu to a police poseur-buyer in exchange for P500 marked money on Block 31, Lot 15, Jordan Street, Tramo 2, in Barangay San Dionisio, Parañaque City.

Joint elements of DID, DSOU, and District Mobile Force Battalion (DMFB) seized from the suspect more or less 20 grams of shabu with standard drug price of P136,000, a mobile phone, the marked money and caliber .45 colt automatic pistol with magazine loaded with three bullets.

The suspects were charged with violation of Section 5, 11 and 26 of Article II of R.A. 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act) and R.A. 10591 or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition Act before the Caloocan City Prosecutor’s Office.