A suspected maintainer and customer of a drug den were arrested by agents of the NCRPO Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU), NCRPO Regional Special Operations Unit (RSOU), Southern Police District Drug Enforcement Unit (DDEU), Taguig City Police Station Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in close coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) NCR during a buy-bust operation at about 5:00 PM of July 29, 2019 at #2558 Balatan Ext., Sitio Matatag, Western Bicutan, Taguig City.
The anti-drug operatives positively identified the arrested suspects as Fernando Tiongson Y Vasquez “alyas Ando,” 53 years old, male, married, driver, presently residing at the aforementioned location and a drug den maintainer; and the client of the suspected drug den caught in the act of preparing drug paraphernalia namely SSg Reynaldo Pulido Y Heruela, an active Philippine Army (PA) personnel with serial numbers of 84145 assigned at 51st Engineering Brigade, male, 43 years old, married, a native of Rosario, La Union and presently residing at AC Aguinaldo St., Salitran II, Dasmariñas, Cavite.
The operation hatched when an undercover agent managed to purchase one (1) piece of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu” weighing more or less five (5) grams with street value of Php 7,000.00 in exchange of one (1) piece genuine 1000-peso bill incorporated with six (6) pieces of boodle marked money equivalent to Php 7,000 from suspect Fernando Tiongson which were seized eventually. During the arrest, another five (5) pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substances suspected to be “shabu” with a total combined weight of 7.5 grams at a street value of Php 51,000.00 and assorted drug paraphernalia were recovered from the possession of Tiongson and Pulido, the arrested doper in the said drug den.
Appropriate criminal complaint for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Section 6 (Maintenance of a Den, Dive or Resort), Section 7 (Visitors of a Drug Den), Section 11 (Possession of Illegal Drugs) and Section 15 (Use of Dangerous Drugs) under Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being prepared for filing in the proper court against the suspects.
The arrested suspects and the seized pieces of evidence were brought to the PNP Crime Laboratory Office for drug test and laboratory examination.
Meantime, the NCRPO Director PMGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR commended the operating Team for another remarkable accomplishment of Team NCRPO’s relentless illegal drugs campaign.
“This is just one of many successful anti-illegal drug operations we have, in support of PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE’s campaign against illegal drugs. This accomplishment is also proof of our INTENSIFIED CLEANLINESS POLICY in the NCRPO. This program is an effective instrument in cleaning up crimes in Metro Manila, thereby creating a secure environment where people feel safe to live, work and do business in,” PMGEN ELEAZAR said.