A PHILIPPINE National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG)-led anti-narcotics operation in Quezon City around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday resulted in the seizure of 50 kilograms of shabu worth P340 million and the arrest of three ‘high-value targets,’ a report to PNP chief, General Dionardo B. Carlos said.
PNP-DEG director, Brigadier Gen. Randy Q. Peralta, sais the buy-bust at a gasoline station along Mindanao Avenue, Q.C. resulted in the arrest of brothers Gibbrael ,32;and Mikkael Arcega ,29; and their alleged accomplice Ramil Ramos.
Ramos, 29, was wounded during the operation and was taken to the East Avenue Medical Center for treatment, the official said.
Recovered during the sting were 50 kilos of the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine’ with a market value of P340,000,000 and a caliber .45 pistol with a magazine containing several live ammunition.
A Nissan Urvan (NBX 3844) used by the suspects to transport the drugs was impounded by the PNP-DEG.
Brig. Gen. Peralta said members of the Q.C. Police District under Brig. Gen. Remus B. Medina, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency headed by Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva, the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group under Major Gen. Eliseo DC Cruz and the Bureau of Customs supported them in the conduct of the sting.
Follow-up operations are still underway to identify and arrest the other cohorts of the suspects, the PNP-DEG director said.