Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office



PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS, Regional Director, National Capital Region Police Office commends the Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) Novaliches Police Station (PS-4), Quezon City Police District for the successful buy-bust operation resulting in the seizure of 2 million worth of suspected shabu and arrest of one male drug suspect.

Investigation disclosed that after validation of the intelligence information gathered by operatives of the Quezon City District Intelligence Team Regional Intelligence Unit-National Capital Region (QCDIT RIU-NCR) and PS-4 and surveillance operation regarding the illegal drug activities of the suspect in Novaliches, buy-bust operation was plotted.

In coordination with the agents of PDEA, operatives of SDEU, PS-4; QCPD conducted buy-bust operation wherein a police officer acted as poseur buyer, after the completion of the transaction, operatives effected the arrest of the suspect. The arrest transpired at about 9:00PM on September 21, 2020 in front of a Mall located along QH Barangay, Nova Proper, Novaliches Quezon City.

Arrested suspect was identified as Randy Torres y Canaway also known as  Richie, 29 years old single, male, jobless, native of Tarlac and presently residing at Riverside Tala, Brgy. 188, Caloocan City.

Further investigation disclosed that the arrested suspect has a recorded previous case of Robbery Snatching in 2015 at Bulacan Provincial Trial Court.

Confiscated pieces of evidence from his possession and control were; three (3) pcs of knot tied transparent plastic sachet containing undetermined quantity of white crystalline substances suspected shabu; one (1) pc of black plastic with writings “NINJA”; one piece (1) pc of five hundred peso bill marked money; one hundred nineteen (119) pieces of one thousand peso boodle money, and; one (1) Unit of black and white Cherry mobile cellular phone.

The inventory, markings and photographs of confiscated evidence was conducted right after the arrest duly witnessed by the Duty Barangay Kagawad of Barangay Nova Proper, Novaliches, Quezon City and Mr Leody E Tobias, a media representative from Radyo ng Masa.

The confiscated illegal drugs has an aggregate estimated weight of more or less 300 grams with Dangerous Drugs Board value amounting to PHP2,040,000.00. It will be turned over to the PNP Crime laboratory for confirmatory testing.

Moreover, during the apprehension, the suspect resisted but authorities were able to effect the arrest. The suspect is currently at the PS-4 custodial facility for investigation and proper disposition pending the filing of appropriate charges for violation of Sec 5 and Section 11 of Article II, RA 9165 otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and Resisting Arrest.

The continuous success of Team NCRPO’s anti-illegal drug operations in the Metro entails its commitment to carry on effective strategies in eliminating any form of illegal drug activities in the country. “With the support of other law enforcement agencies and the community. Team NCRPO will continue its relentless anti-illegal drugs campaign to accomplish more gains in curbing the proliferation of illegal drugs in the region,” PMGEN SINAS stated.