Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office




NCRPO – Regional Director, PMGEN VICENTE D DANAO JR. commends the District Drug Enforcement Unit, Northern Police District for the successful conduct of a buy-bust operation along No. 199 Cagayan de Oro St., Brgy. Maharlika, Taguig City at around 7:00 PM on June 16, 2021.

Based on the report submitted to Regional Headquarters, operatives of DDEU-NPD led by PMAJ AMOR CERILLO, through an Intelligence Driven Operation conducted a buy-bust operation which resulted in the arrest of two (2) drug personalities who were identified as Halima Macalunas y Utto aka Halima, 48 years old; and Ponggo Pagayao y Mama, 20 years old.

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

A. Six (6) pieces large heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing undetermined amount of white crystalline substance believed to be Methamphetamine Hydrochloride locally known as Shabu;

B. One (1) piece One Thousand peso bill incorporated with Sixty Four (64) pieces of boodle money utilized as buy bust money;

C. One (1) piece color white ecobag; and

D. One (1) unit GKD Color black cellular phone.

The items were duly marked and inventoried in the presence of Barangay Kagawad Barao S. Ansama, Brgy. Maharlika and Media Representative Mr. Nolan Ariola of Leader News Phil.

The confiscated illegal drugs has an aggregate estimated weight of more or less 300 grams with standard drug price amounting to Php 2,040,000.00. The arrested suspects were apprised of their constitutional rights during the arrest and was brought to NPD DDEU Office together with the recovered pieces of evidence for proper disposition while appropriate charges in court for violation of RA 9165 is being readied.

“Sa ating walang patid na operasyon kontra droga, marami ng mga drug pushers, users at supplier ang ating nahuhuli kasama na din dito ang milyon-milyong halaga ng hinihinalang shabu at iba pang klase ng mga ipinagbabawal na gamot. Naniniwala ako na sa ating patuloy na sipag at dedikasyon ay mapapadali kundi man ay unti unti nating masusugpo ang paglaganap ng paggamit ng iligal na droga hindi lang sa Kamaynilaan pati na din sa mga kalapit na probinsya.” Ani ninPMGEN DANAO .###