NCRPO- PMGEN VICENTE D DANAO JR on Friday, attributed the arrest of four drug personalities and recovery of more than PHP109 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu to police vigilance as he lauded the elements of Southern Police District under PBGEN JIMILI L MACARAEG, District Director and Northern Police District (NPD) cops under PBGEN JOSE S HIDALGO JR for a job well done.
The drug personalities were arrested and the illegal drugs confiscated in two successive buy-bust operations in the cities of Taguig and Caloocan,
PMGEN DANAO JR said the operation in Caloocan marked the second-highest confiscated value of illegal drugs worth around 54.7M pesos in Metro Manila on Friday. Less than two hours prior on Thursday night, NCRPO confiscated more than PHP 54.5 million worth of shabu and arrested two drug suspects in a buy-bust operation in Taguig City.
He cited the dedication and commitment of his men in intensifying the campaign against the proliferation of this dangerous substance in the community.
PMGEN DANAO JR identified the two high value targets arrested in Caloocan as Ali Usman, male, 38,tricycle driver and presently residing at P. Casal St., Quiapo Manila; and Von Emil Flores, 37, motorcycle mechanic, and presently residing at Cor. Governor Pascual, Brgy. Niugan, Malabon City were arrested around 12:30 a.m.Friday in a buy-bust operation inside room of Monaliza Lodge, located at Don Vicente Ang, Barangay 136 Bagong Barrio, Caloocan City.
Recovered from them were suspected shabu concealed in tea bags with a total weight of more or less 8,055 grams worth around PHP54.7 million together with the buy-bust money.
“I would like to commend the elements of the NPD for apprehending these high value targets and for recovering more than 8 kilos of suspected illegal drugs. This accomplishment marks a major turning point in our fight against this dangerous substance.” said PMGEN DANAO JR.
Meanwhile, earlier at around 11:15 PM of Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Block 128 Lot 4 Brgy. Maharlika, Taguig City, elements of DDEU-SPD under the supervision of PLTCOL RENANTE GALANG and DMFB-SPD arrested two illegal drug personalities who were later identified as Marisa Asi y Omar, female, 34 years old and Muslimin Kamid y Taudil, male, 32 years old both residents of Brgy. Maharlika, Taguig City.
Recovered from them were five heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu weighing more or less 25 grams with an estimated DDB value of ₱170,000.00 (object of sale); eight plastic packs with foreign writings/character containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with estimated weight of more or less 8 kilos with DDB value of ₱54, 400, 000.00; one genuine ₱1000 bill buy bust money placed on top of 34 pieces of ₱1000 boodle money; and One navy blue pouch. In total, more than Php 54, 570, 000 were seized in this operation alone.
Presently, the suspects were detained in the police station pending the filing of charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. while the pieces of evidence collected were turned over to the forensic unit for confirmatory testing.
“It is worthy to commend the unwavering effort of our men which led to the confiscation of more than PHP 109 million worth of suspected illegal drugs in the areas of Taguig and Caloocan. This accomplishment is a result of the painstaking operational and intelligence work delivered by our men to guarantee the safety of the people of Metro Manila from the ill-effects of this dangerous substance,” PMGEN DANAO JR stressed.
He further reiterated his call for the intensification of effort on the campaign against illegal drugs and continuing pursuit against the bigger fishes behind this illegal drug operation. ###