Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office


NCRPO: Buy-bust Operation in Marikina: High Value Individual Arrested, Php 353,000 Worth of Shabu, Seized

The National Capital Region Police Chief commends the Eastern Police District under the leadership of PBGEN ORLANDO YEBRA, District Director, particularly the elements of the SDEU Marikina CPS led by PLT ANTONIO BALOIS JR, OIC SDEU and under the direct supervision of PCOL BENLINER CAPILI, COP of Marikina City Police Station for the the successful conduct of a buy bust operation at about 4:40 PM of January 3, 2022 at #5 Area 2, Balubad St., Brgy Nangka, Marikina City.

The operation resulted to the confiscation of a total of Php.353,000 worth of illegal drugs and arrest of a high value individual ranking no.5 in NCRPO priority database on illegal drugs.

The suspects arrested were identified as :

1) Jerry Aquino y Saldo (Newly identified HVI), male, 36 years old;
2) Joshua Igot y Balatayo (HVI included in NCRPO priority database on illegal drugs rank no. 5), male, 21 years old; and
3) Jonathan Esguerra y Puno (Not included in drugs watchlist), male, 21 years old and
4) a 16 years old, CICL male

Recovered from them were a total of sixteen (16) pcs of plastic sachets containing white crystaline substance suspected to be shabu weighing MOL 52 grams with a DDB value worth Php 353,000, one (1) unit cellular phone HUAWEI, one (1) coin purse, Php 200 confiscated money and Php 500 used as buy-bust money.

The rescued CICL was brought to DSWD while the other three (3) suspects were temporarily detained at Marikina CPS Custodial Facility while pertinent documents are being prepared for inquest proceedings against them

“Congratulations Marikina City Police Station SDEU for the successful buybust operation resulting to the arrest of this high value individual. I am elated that despite the pandemic, we still continue to upgrade our effort towards the realization of our goal of a Drug Free Metro Manila for All.” Said PMGEN DANAO JR.###