Joint anti-drug efforts of the Quezon City Police District Police Station 4 in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, NCR successfully conducted an anti-illegal drugs buy-bust operation at about 10:56 PM, March 30, 2020, inside Room 46 of Starcia Apartelle, along Quirino Highway, Brgy. Bagbag Novaliches.
The operatives positively identified the suspects as identified Regine Legaspi, 31 y/o, of No. 8 Sampaguita St. Navotas City.
“The arrest of Legaspi was an offshoot to a previous anti-drug sting in the same apartelle where in two drug pushers identified as Ronnel Grifalda, 35 y/o, of Caloocan City and Rolando Abarga, 24 y/o, of Navotas City were arrested for more than two million pesos worth of shabu last March 28, 2020.” PMGEN SINAS said.
The arrest was made through the buy-bust operation conducted wherein a SDEU operative acted as a poseur buyer. The suspects received the marked money in exchange shabu amounting to Php to buy Php130,000.00.
Upon consummation of the illegal drug transaction, the poseur buyer gave the pre-arranged signal wherefore the team immediately arrested the suspects.
During the anti drug sting, operatives seized seized from the suspect were more than two kilos of shabu valued at Php14,280,000.00 and the Php130,000.00 boodle money with one genuine Php1,000 marked money, a digital weighing scale, cell phone used in the drug transaction and drug paraphernalia.
Investigation revealed Legaspi had previous case of illegal drugs.
The seized pieces of evidence were immediately brought to the PNP Crime Laboratory Office for qualitative examination.
Criminal complaint for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) are being prepared for filing in court against the suspects.
Meanwhile, in a separate buy-bust operation, PS 4 also arrested Benbenido Balla, 21 y/o, Rimando Crisostomo, 59 y/o, Moriel Barredo, and rescued a 17-year-old male, residents of Brgy. Bagong Silang, Caloocan City, at about1:00 AM, March 31, 2020, at No. 25 Letter G Zabarte Rod, Brgy. Kaligayahan. Confiscated from them were 10 grams of shabu with estimated street value of Php68,000.00, a cellular phone, a digital weighing scale and the buy-bust money.
PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS lauded the drive of Novaliches police to enforce the full force of the law against illegal drugs. “In our continuing mission of illegal drugs, police Station 4’s accomplishments are notable. With the relentless efforts of our policemen, more buy bust operation will be hatched to arrest of drug personalities.”
He added, “I cannot imagine how these drug suspects managed to transact illegal drugs while we suffer the pandemic. To warn other drug suspects, the NCRPO keeps a keen eye to all forms of criminality and proliferation of drugs while performing duties protecting the public against Covid 19.”