Cops seize P5.6M shabu, arrest 9 targets

August 20, 2023 Alfred P. Dalizon 128 views

PHILIPPINE National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) agents seized P4.8 million worth of shabu and dried marijuana leaves and arrested nine drug suspects, PNP-DEG director, Colonel Dionisio B. Bartolome Jr. said on Sunday.

In a report to PNP chief General Benjamin C. Acorda Jr, the official said that one of the suspects, identified as Jamal Mocaibat Sultan, 24, was arrested in a buy-bust in Dasmariñas City in Cavite past 4 a.m. Sunday.

Undercover officers from the PDEG Special Operations Unit 4-A confiscated 11 pieces of plastics containing around 150 grams of shabu valued at P1.02 million as well as the buy-bust money topped by a marked P1,000 bill and a digital weighing scale from the suspect.

The two other suspects were identified as Sheena May Armendi, 23; and Michael de Jesus, 25.

They were arrested in Calabanga, Camarines Sur. Recovered from the two were an estimated nine grams of shabu worth P61,200 and the marked money paid to the duo by a poseur from the PDEG SOU 5 past 1 p.m. last Wednesday.

The 4th suspect, identified as Julius Blanco Gustillo alias ‘Toto,’45, was arrested in an anti-narcotics raid conducted by PDEG SOU 13 operatives in Bgy. San Vicente in Butuan City last Thursday.

Recovered from Toto were 12 plastic sachets containing about 20 grams of shabu valued at P130,000, three improvised tooters and a lighter.

The fifth suspect, identified as Nashrodin Pido alias ‘Big Boss,’20, was arrested in an entrapment operation last Friday.

He yielded around 200 grams of shabu valued at P1.360 million and the buy-bust money topped by a marked P500 bill.

The three other suspects, identified as Manuel Noyco Jr., 58; Joemarie Barcelona Jr., 25; and Ryan Guevarra,44, were arrested in a buy-bust in Passi City in Zamboanga del Sur last Saturday, Col. Bartolome said.

Members of the PDEG SOU 9, with the help of the police, launched the sting which led to the seizure of 11 plastic sachets containing an estimated 145 grams of shabu valued at P986,000 and the P25,000 worth of buy-bust money topped by a marked P500 bill.

All nine 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 Col. Bartolome.