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P.5M shabu seized in Makati, Taguig busts

December 28, 2021 People's Tonight 564 views

AUTHORITIES seized over P.5 million worth of shabu from four drug personalities, including a woman, in separate buy-bust operation Monday in Makati and Taguig Cities.

Southern Police District (SPD) Director P/BGen. Jimili Macaraeg identified the arrested suspects as John Michael Ballado, alias “Danilo Delfin”, Delvis Dequillo, Allan Gamboa, and Kathleen Pascua, all of legal ages and were allegedly on police and barangay drug watch list.

A report reaching the office of Macaraeg showed that Ballado, Dequillo and Gamboa were nabbed in a drug sting at around 5 p.m. by operatives of the SPD District Drug Enforcement Unit (DDEU) and Taguig Police Sub-Station 1 under the direct supervision of P/Lt. Col. Renante Galang, chief of District Intelligence Division (DID), at 94J Pineapple St. Purok 2 New Lower Bicutan, Taguig City.

Seized from the suspects were six heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu weighing more or less 66 grams with an estimated standard drug price of ₱448,800 ₱500 bill utilized as buy-bust money and a Colt caliber .45 pistol with magazine loaded with seven live caliber .45 live ammunition.

Ar around 2 p.m., operatives of Makati Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) arrested Pascua along Sanzibar St. Brgy. San Isidro when she handed a small plastic sachet of shabu to an undercover cop who posed as poseur-buyer in exchange for P500 marked money.

When frisked, operatives seized from her a total of 11.67 grams of shabu with standard drug price of P79,356.00 and the P500 buy-bust money.

“Patuloy na pinaiigting ng kapulisan ng Southern Police District ang laban kontra droga sa gitna ng umiiral na pandemya at kahit panahon ng kapaskuhan. Asahan ninyo ang patuloy na naming pagpapatupad ng batas,” Macaraeg said.