The National Capital Region Police Chief PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS commended the successful buy bust operation in relation to Northern Police District’s Implementation of Simultaneous Enhanced Managing Police Operation (SEMPO) in Caloocan City which resulted in the seizure of more or less 6 Kilos of dried marijuana leaves at about 9:50 PM of Oct 31, 2020.
According to the initial report, the operation stemmed from a follow up operation conducted relative to a previous successful buy-bust operation plotted last October 24, 2020 wherein One (1) Kilogram of dried Marijuana leaves and fruiting tops were confiscated and Two (2) Drug Personalities were arrested.
In connection with this, an Intelligence driven operation was launched by the personnel of District Drug Enforecement Unit (DDEU) and District Special Operations Unit (DSOU) Northern Police District (NPD) followed by an Anti-Illegal Drugs operation against the suspects.
Consequently, the suspects were arrested and identified to be the following persons thus:
1. Mark Jason Payad y Ocampo, 24 y/o and presently residing in Tondo, Manila (Previously arrested last April 10, 2020 for violation of Sec. 11, under Article II of R.A. 9165 and was released on bail after a week at Manila);
2. Harvey Spencer Lim hong y Abrigo , 22 y/o and residing in Binondo, Manila (Previously arrested last April 10, 2020 for violation of Sec. 11, under Article II of R.A. 9165 and was released on bail after a week at Manila); and
3. Ian Balbastro y Ocampo, 20 y/o residing in Binondo, Manila.
Recovered from them were the following pieces of evidence to wit:
a. Six (6) bricks cling wrapped dried Marijuana leaves and fruiting tops;
b. One (1) pc. small heat sealed plastic sachet containing dried Marijuana leaves and fruiting tops;
c. Two (2) pcs. small heat sealed plastic sachets containing dried High Grade Marijuana leaves (Kush);
d. One (1) pc. stick rolled containing dried Marijuana leaves and fruiting tops;
e. One (1) pc. genuine P1,000.00 bill utilized as buybust money incorporated with Twenty- Five (25) pcs. P1,000.00 boodle money;
f. One (1) unit Toyota Hi-Lux Pick-up color midnight green bearing Plate No. FGZ 322;
g. One (1) unit large weighing scale color red;
h. One (1) pc. color green backpack;
i. One (1) pc. color blue eco bag;
j. One (1) unit motorcycle color black without plate number; and
k. Three (3) units android cellular phones.
The recovered confiscated dried Marijuana leaves and fruiting tops has an estimated total weight of more or less 6 Kilograms with 3 grams of Kush ranging from a Standard Drug Price more or less P724,500.00.
The seized items were duly inventoried at the place of arrest and in the presence of the accused and mandatory witnesses Brgy. Kgwad Vicente C Sarmiento, Brgy. 72, Zone 7, District ll, Caloocan City; and Mr. Rodil Vega, DZBB/GMA News as Media Representative.
The suspects were brought in the office of the District Drug Enforcement Unit for filling of appropriate charges for violation of Sec. 5 (Selling of Illegal Drugs); Sec.11 (Possession); Sec. 26 (Conspiracy) and Sec. 12 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia) under Article ll of R.A. 9165 while the recovered items were turned over to NPD Crime Laboratory Office for examination.
“I commend the unwavering dedication to duty exhibited by our operatives in the Northern Police District in developing leads regarding the scheme of this drug personalities which resulted in their arrest and seizure of around 6 kilos of marijuana leaves. This successful operation once again reflected our commitment to free the Metro from the proliferation of this dangerous and prohibited substance,” said PMGEN SINAS.