P2.5M drugs seized in Pasig condo

May 22, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 139 views

AGENTS of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday morning raided a unit in a high-end condominium in Pasig City where they arrested a ‘high-value target’ while in possession of an estimated P2.5 million worth of cocaine, Kush, marijuana oil and Ecstasy capsules, PDEA chair, Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva said.

Arrested during the raid was Aureo Cabus Jr. who is now facing charges for illegal possession of prohibited drugs under Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013.

Villanueva said that armed with a search warrant for violation of RA 9165 issued by Judge Danilo Cruz of the Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 152, members of the PDEA National Capital Region, assisted by the Pasig City Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit stormed the suspect’s place.

He said the suspect was arrested after a search of his unit led in the recovery of around 500 grams of Kush which is a high-grade marijuana derivative, 250 grams of suspected cocaine, 100 pieces of Ecstasy capsules, 75ml of marijuana oil, several Mogadon tablets, a caliber .38 pistol with a tampered serial number, various drug paraphernalia including three weighing scales and vape cartridges with hashish residue, P50,280 in different denominations, various bank books, several plastic sachets containing traces of suspected cocaine and Kush.

Also on Friday morning, PDEA Special Enforcement Service operatives arrested Bhads Salindab, 35; and his uncle Resty Nanding, 60, both residents of No. 10 Ninoy Aquino Avenue, San Dionisio, Parañaque City during a buy-bust operation.

Seized from the possession of the two were 500 grams of shabu worth P3.4 million and the marked money paid to them by an agent.

On Saturday last week, PDEA-NCR officers, joined by members of the Southern Police District headed by Brigadier Gen. Jimili L. Macaraeg arrested Melanie Capin, 35, and Jeffrey Sadiasa, 31, during a sting at the open parking lot of Sunshine Mall in ARACA South, Taguig City which led in the recovery of two kilos of shabu worth P13.6 million.

Villanueva said the two suspects are now facing non-bailable charges for trafficking and possession of dangerous drugs.