NCRPO Regional, Director PMGEN VICENTE D DANAO JR announced that the elements of the Eastern Police District under the leadership of PBGEN MATTHEW P BACAY, District Director particularly the PS4 San Juan City Police Station under the supervision of PCOL ELPIDIO RAMIREZ, Chief of Police which resulted to the arrest of Enrico Salazar y Reyes alias Erick, male, 49 years old, of Barangay West Crame, San Juan City.
He was ranked No.5 in NCRPO Top Priority list together with his three (3) cohorts being the leader of “Salazar Drug Group” a notorious illegal drug syndicate operating in the areas of San Juan City particularly in Brgy. West Crame. According to the initial report submitted, he works as an electrician as a guide to cover his illegal drug transactions with different buyers specifically among construction workers and taxi drivers.
Further, accused was arrested in a buy-bust operation along Salazar Compound, 3rd West, Brgy. West Crame, San Juan City at around 8:05 AM of July 3, 2021. This was following the arrest of one of their members Fernando Eduarte on June 21, 2021.
Recovered from him during the operation were the following pieces of evidence:
a). One (1) piece heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing “SHABU”;
- b) Six (6) pieces heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing “SHABU”; and
- c) One (1) piece Php 500.00 peso bill buy bust money bearing serial no. GV099173.
The seized drug evidence was turned over to the crime laboratory for confirmatory testing.
Violation of Sections 5 and 11 Article II of R.A. 9165 was readied against the Salazar.
“I commend the unwavering effort of the elements of EPD- PS4 which resulted to the arrest of this notorious illegal drug gang leader. With his arrest, we were able to neutralize the operation of another drug syndicate here in Metro Manila. I am elated that despite the global pandemic, our men continuously dedicate time and effort in our campaign against illegal drugs.” Said PMGEN DANAO JR.