FOUR suspected drug pushers were nabbed by Laguna Police following the confiscation of P44,200 worth of illegal drugs in a separate buy-bust operation in Laguna.
Laguna Police acting Provincial Director Police Colonel Cecilio Ramos Ison Jr. reported to Calabarzon (Cavite/Laguna/Batangas/Rizal/Quezon) Regional Director PBGen. Antonio C. Yarra for the arrest of suspects in Santa Cruz, Laguna as Mark Jayson Guico, 28, jobless.
PLt. Col. Paterno Lagao Domondon Jr., chief of police said the suspect sold illegal drugs to a police officer who acted as a poseur buyer in exchange for P500.
A preventive search led to the confiscation of 14 plastic sachets containing suspected shabu with a street value of more or less P23,800, one coin purse, and recovered P500 used as buy-bust money.
In Calamba City Police under the direct supervision of PLt. Col. Arnel L. Pagulayan, chief of police, arrested Raf Yvette Del Rosario, 29, a mechanic; Jeffrey Gamueda, 38, vendor; and both residents of Calamba City, Laguna.
Both suspects were nabbed at about 7:26 p.m. at Purok 4, Bgy. Bagong Kalsada, Calamba City, Laguna who sold illegal drugs to a police officer who acted as a buyer in exchange for P500.
Authorities confiscated six plastic sachets of shabu with an estimated weight of 1.5 grams valued at P10,200, one plastic container, P300 pesos suspected drug money, and recovered buy-bust money.
In a separate police operation of Calamba Police, suspect Elma Iñeva, 53, jobless, and resident of Bgy. Timugan, Los Baños Laguna was collared around 4:33 p.m. at Purok 1, Bgy. Pansol, Calamba City, Laguna who sold illegal drugs to an undercover cop.
Police confiscated from the suspect five plastic sachets of shabu weighing 1.5 grams valued at P10,200, a coin purse with P150 drug money, and recovered P500 marked money.
The arrested suspects are currently in the custody of the respective operating unit and will be charged with violation of R.A 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and the seized pieces of evidence will be submitted to the Crime Laboratory Office for forensic examination.
“Illicit drugs are a plague on society, the PNP (Philippine National Police) strictly enforce the law that prohibits it. We will continue to intensify our operations to prevent its spread in the Calabarzon,” Yarra said.