The National Capital Region Police Office, Chief, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS commended the Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) Marikina City Police Station, Eastern Police District for a successful buy-bust operation along No. 16 Desemporado St., Saint Mary Subd., Brgy. Nangka, Marikina City at around 5:45 PM of September 28, 2020.
The arrest was the result of a simultaneous follow-up operation of SDEU Marikina City Police Station operatives. On or about 3:20 PM of September 28, 2020 a buy-bust operation was made at Ampalaya St., Brgy. Tumana, Marikina City wherein the operatives were able to arrest two (2) suspects.
Subsequently, on the same date a follow-up operation ensued to locate the source of the illegal drugs confiscated from the first buy-bust.
A poseur buyer with the police operatives set-up a transaction with a certain Andrei. Subject person Andrei sent a picture of his merchandise wherein the operatives managed to see the rolled package containing suspected marijuana. Afterwards, the transaction took place inside Andrei’s house where he has two (2) cohorts helping him repack the merchandise to be sealed and sold in a ziplock form.
After the transaction, the operatives pushed through with the pre-arranged buy-bust operation which resulted in the arrest of Andrei along with his two (2) other cohorts.
Further investigation disclosed that Andrei was under surveillance by the SDEU operatives for a week before the said arrest.
Initial investigation showed that the arrested suspects were identified as:
a.) Andres Segubiense y Secretario a.k.a. Andrei, 19 years old, single, jobless and residing at no. 16 Desamporado St., St Mary Subd., Brgy. Nangka, Marikina City;
b.) Angelo Ugay y Visinica a.k.a. Gelo, 20 years old, single, jobless and residing at no. 12 St Joseph St., Tierra Vista St., St Joseph Brgy Nangka, Marikina City; and
c.) Edgar Alvin Buenaventura y Alfonso a.k.a. Babin, 20 years old, single, jobless and residing at Apo St., Marikina Village, Brgy Nangka, Marikina City.
Seized from the suspects are the following pieces of evidence:
a) Seven (7) pieces of transparent ziplock containing suspected dried marijuana leaves with fruiting tops;
b) Six (5) pieces brown bag containing suspected dried marijuana leaves with fruiting tops;
c) Two (2) pieces rolled package containing suspected dried marijuana leaves with fruiting tops;
d) One (1) pack transparent ziplock;
e) One (1) piece digital weighing scale;
f) One (1) piece blue pale (biscuit container); and
g) One (1) piece One Thousand peso bill with serial no. LG553807.
The items were duly marked and inventoried in the presence of Brgy. Kagawad Redentor C Masangkay of Brgy Nangka, Marikina City and Media Representative Ms. Margie Bautista of REMATE.
The confiscated illegal drugs has an estimated aggregate weight of more or less 2 kilograms with DDB value amounting PHP 240, 000.00. It was turned-over to EPD Crime Laboratory for chemical analysis.
Meanwhile, the arrested suspects are now detained at Marikina City Police Station Custodial Facility for proper disposition pending the filing of appropriate charges to the court for violation of Sec. 5 and Sec. 11 Article II of R.A. 9165 or otherwise known as “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.”
“I commend SDEU of Marikina City Police Station for another successful buy-bust operation. The arrest of the source of the illegal drugs will have a great impact in lessening illegal drug activities in the area and sooner or later we will be able to eliminate illegal drug activities in the Metro,” PMGEN SINAS stated.