ANTI-ILLEGAL drug operatives of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) arrested 12 drug suspects including a member of the notorious Dimaano Drug Group in a buy-bust operation Tuesday morning in Quezon City.
In a report submitted by PMAJ Wennie Ann A Cale, Chief, DDEU, the suspects were identified as Florante Dimaano, 67; Nikki Jane Salvador alias “Michelle”, 20, both residents of Balintawak, Quezon City; Juan De Gia Jr, 35, Alex Calubag, 25; Robero Delos Santos, 27; Jefferson Narag, 35; Victor Elto, 35, all residents of Caloocan City; Jeffrey Pampag, 32; Romeo Crespo, 58, both residents of Brgy. Bagbag, Quezon City; Jonathan Fedeles, 28, resident of Novaliches, Quezon City; Ian Jamael, 30, resident of Pampanga; and Ryan Gomez, 34, resident of Brgy. Apolonio Samson, Quezon City.
A joint buy-bust operation was reportedly set against suspects Dimaano, De Guia Jr, Salvador, Calubag and Fedeles by operatives of DDEU led by PMAJ Wennie Ann Cale and PNP DEG, SOU, NCR led by PLTCOL Glenn Gonzales at about 12:30 a.m. of September 13, 2021 at 46G, Dimaano Drive, Balubaran, Balintawak, Quezon City.
A poseur buyer bought P1,000 worth of shabu from the suspects and at the given pre-arranged signal, Dimaano and his four cohorts were arrested. Meanwhile, another seven drug suspects were arrested after they were seen by the poseur buyer having a shabu session in the same location.
Investigation further disclosed that Dimaano and De Guia Jr are listed as High-Value Targets and are included in the Unified Drug watch list. Also, they were previously arrested for illegal drugs. Moreover, Dimaano is a member of notorious Dimaano Drug Group, involved in the proliferation of illegal drugs in Quezon City and nearby areas.
Confiscated from the suspects were 100 grams of shabu valued at P680,000, the buy-bust money and several drug paraphernalia.
The suspects are now under the custody of PNP DEG for proper investigation and disposition. The suspects will be charged with violation of R.A. 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.