Philippine National Police

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CRIMINAL GANG MEMBER OF VARGAS GROUP AND A DRUG PERSONALITY, ARRESTED IN DRUG STING BY PATEROS POLICE

NCRPO- Elements of Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) of Pateros Municipal Police Station, SPD conducted an Anti-illegal Drugs Buy-Bust operation which resulted in the arrest of a watchlisted drug personality and criminal gang member of Vargas Group operating within the Municipality of Pateros during a drug sting conducted at about 7:20PM on September 24, 2021 along Almeda St., corner Rosal Street, Brgy., Sto Rosario-Silangan, Pateros, Metro Manila.

PMGEN Vicente D Danao Jr., RD, NCRPO commended the operatives of SDEU, Pateros headed by PMAJ Raffy A Esperanzante, Chief SDEU under the supervision of PCOL ALDRIN GRAN, Chief of Police for the conduct of a successful buy-bust operation which resulted in the arrest of the suspect identified as Zaldy Salvador y Mendoza alyas Zaldy, 40 years old and a resident o Bisig ng Komunidad, Brgy. Sta. Ana, Pateros, Metro Manila.

Report received from SPD disclosed that in coordination with PDEA, an operative acted as a poseur buyer was able to buy one (1) piece small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu.Upon consummation of the transaction, the operative introduced himself as a police officer and along with the back-up police, the suspect was arrested.

Recovered from the suspect’s possession and control are two pieces of small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu and one piece of five hundred peso bill (buy bust money). The confiscated illegal drugs have total estimated weight of 2 grams and DDB value amounting to PHP 13,600.

The arrested suspect together with the recovered pieces of evidence were brought to Pateros MPS Temporary Cutodial Facility for proper disposition and preparation of necessary documents for violation of Sections 5 and 11, under Art. II of R.A. 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) against the arrested suspect for inquest proceeding.

“I commend our operatives for their dedication in the implementation of our intensified campaign against illegal drugs which resulted in numerous apprehension and confiscation of voluminous amount of illegal drugs for the past ten months. I also commend our men who continuously work hard and support our campaign in eliminating all forms of criminality, illegal drugs and terrorism in our respective region. Your hard work played a great contribution to the laudable accomplishments of Team NCRPO.” PMGEN Danao stated.###