NINE persons, six of them described as ‘high-value individuals’ in Bulacan were arrested in separate anti-narcotics operations over the past two days, said Bulacan Police Provincial Office director, Colonel Lawrence B. Cajipe.
Cajipe added that one of the ‘high-value targets’ identified as Oliver Paul Mauricio, a resident of Barangay Mojon in Malolos City was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Bgy. San Pablo, also in the same city 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.
In a report to Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) director, Brigadier General Valeriano T. de Leon, the Bulacan police director said recovered from the possession of the suspect were a heat-sealed plastic sachet containing an estimated P34,000 worth of shabu, the marked money paid to him by a poseur and a mobile phone.
The suspect’s motorcycle with plate ND 17576 was impounded by the local police.
According to Cajipe, the suspect is included in the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s list of known drug personalities in the province.
He said that on September 23, 2020, his men also raided the suspect’s residence on the strength of a search warrant for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013 issued by the Malolos Municipal Trial Court.
Cajipe said that assorted drug paraphernalia were discovered incidental to the search conducted inside the suspect’s residence triggering the filing of criminal charges against him before the court.
Two other known drug dealers in Malolos City identified as Marilen Alonzo and Dexter Jimenez were also arrested in a sting in Bgy. Bulihan past 1 a.m. Thursday.
The suspects who are both resort caretakers yielded five plastic sachets containing about P200,000 worth of the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine.’
The five other arrested drug suspects were identified as Roselito Ramis of Bgy. San Juan in San Ildefonso; Gerald de Guzman of Bgy. Sta. Catalina, also in San Ildefonso municipality; Jerico Galvez of Bgy. Bambang, Bulakan town; and Arghie Bonaobra and Juanito Chan, both residents of San Jose del Monte City.
Ramis, de Guzman and Galvez were all included in the PDEA/PNP list, Cajipe said.
All arrested suspects are now facing non-bailable charges for sale and possession of prohibited drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, said the official.