PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS congratulated the Kamuning Police Station of the Quezon City Police District for the successful arrest of Two (2) Drug Personalities thru Simultaneous Enhanced Managing Police Operation (SEMPO) at about 11:30 PM of November 3, 2020 along McArthur Highway near corner A. Pablo St., Brgy. Malinta, Valenzuela City.
Suspects who are watchlisted were identified as BERNARDINO PADASAS a.k.a “BERNS”, 33 years old and presently residing in Brgy. Malinta, Valenzuela City; and JANICE SERAFICA, 35 years old and presently residing in Brgy. Malinta, Valenzuela City.
The operation stemmed from the report of a Regular Confidential Informant (RCI) who personally appeared before the police station regarding the illegal drug activity of a certain a.k.a “BERNS”, particularly selling shabu along the area of Brgy. Malinta, Valenzuela City.
In coordination with the agents of PDEA, operatives of SDEU, PS-4; QCPD conducted buy-bust operation wherein a police officer acted as poseur buyer. Then and there, suspect Pasadas handed One (1) plastic bubble containing One (1) piece of Large Size knot tied transparent plastic containing undetermined amount of white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu to the poseur buyer in-exchange of Two Hundred Forty Thousand Pesos buy-bust money. Said marked money was received by suspect Serafica.
Upon the completion of the transaction, operatives effected the arrest of the suspects.
Recovered Pieces of Evidence from the suspects were:
a) One (1) piece of Large Size knot tied transparent plastic containing undetermined amount of white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu;
b. Buy-bust money amounting to Two Hundred Forty Thousand Pesos (P240,000.00) (One (1) piece of Genuine One Thousand Peso Bill incorporated with Two Hundred Thirty Nine (239) pieces of One Thousand Peso Bill as boodle money);
c. Two (2) units of Android Cellphone ; and
d. One (1) piece of Plastic bubble
Estimated weight of confiscated shabu is more or less 200 grams with DDB value amounting to Php1, 360,000.00.
The markings and inventory of the recovered pieces of evidence during buy-bust operation was witnessed and signed by Brgy. Kagawad Jerwin De Guzman of Brgy. Malinta, Valenzuela City and Media Representative Alex Mendoza of QCPD Press Corps.
Thereafter, suspects with the recovered pieces of evidence were brought to Kamuning Police Station for investigation and proper disposition. Both suspects will be presented before Valenzuela Prosecutor’s Office for Inquest Proceeding for Violation of Section 5, Art. II of R.A. 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).
“We acknowledge the support being given to us by the public that leads to the seizure of drugs in our region. Rest assured that our Team will continuously conduct simultaneous operations to seize other drugs circulating in Metro Manila,” said PMGEN SINAS.