NCRPO: Regional High Value Individual – Arrested in QC; ARD Estomo Lauds Operatives

Two drug suspects including High Value Individual (HVI), Regional Priority Target, were arrested during the conduct of anti-illegal drug buy-bust operation on September 22, 2022 at about 9:36 PM along No. 81 Abra Lagoon, Brgy. Ramon Magsaysay, Quezon City.

Initial report that reached the office of PBGEN Jonnel C Estomo, ARD, NCRPO personnel of Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) PS – 15, Proj. 6, QCPD in coordination with PDEA conducted the said buy-bust operation that led to the arrest of the suspects who were identified as Leog Paulin Israel y Bautista, 22 years old, High Value Individual (HVI), Regional Priority Target; and Christopher De mesa y Corro, 23 years old.

Seized from the suspects’ possession and control are the following pieces of evidence:

1. One (1) brick and three (3) pieces of Medium Ziplock transparent plastic sachet containing Dried leaves of suspected Marijuana weighs more or less 650 grams with estimated DDB Value Php 78,000.00;

2. One (1) piece Genuine One-thousand-peso bill (buy-bust money); and

3. ONE (1) piece Sling Bag color Black/Violet.

The arrested suspects were brought to SDEU Office for proper documentation and pending filing of complaint for violation of RA 9165.

Subsequently, confiscated illegal drug evidence was turned-over to QCPD-Crime Laboratory for appropriate examination.

In a message of PBGEN Estomo he said, “I would like to acknowledge the efforts of the operatives of Quezon City Police District for the successful conduct of a buy-bust operation that led to the arrest of a high value individual. Our ongoing drive to combat illegal drugs demonstrates how serious we are about eradicating all criminal and unlawful activities in Metro Manila.”