PHP 2.2 MILLION MARIJUANA KUSH ALONG WITH PHP 95K WORTH OF SHABU SEIZED BY NCRPO OPERATIVES
NCRPO Chief, PMGEN VICENTE D DANAO JR commends the anti illegal drug operations conducted by the operatives of the region on May 13, 2021 which led to the apprehension of drug suspects and seizure of suspected marijuana/kush worth more than PhP 2.2 Million and shabu worth PhP 95,000.
According to the reports submitted, joint operatives of Regional Intelligence Division- Regional Drug Enforcement Agency, Regional Special Operations Group, Taytay Municipal Police Station, Rizal Provincial Police Office supported by Taguig City Police Station and in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted a buy-bust operation at about 2:30 pm of May 13, 2021 at No. 411 Kamala Building 4th Level, Royal Palm Residence Acacia Estates, Brgy. Ususan, Taguig City.The operation stemmed from an information from a confidential informant regarding the illegal cultivation of Cannabis of the suspects. A week long surveillance on the house of the suspects revealed that they have been utilizing the house as a greenhouse of marijuana and kush.
Suspects were identified as:
1.) Raul Antonio Cisneros, Foreign National-Spanish, 36 years old, born on August 22, 1984 at Queens Village, New York, USA, Retired US AIR FORCE with common law wife and presently residing at Kamala Building 4th Level, Royal Palm Residence Acacia Estates, Brgy. Ususan, Taguig City. He was previously arrested and charged for Sec. 5 and 11 of RA 9165 selling and possession of Ecstacy Tablets in July 20, 2019 by the operatives of Taguig CPS.
2.) Meljie Maquiling y Cuase, 28 years old, with common law husband, native of Brgy. Sibuling, Plaridel, Mizamis Occidental and presently residing at Kamala Building 4th Level, Royal Palm Residence Acacia Estates, Brgy. Ususan, Taguig City.
Probe reveals that operatives with PDEA control 10001-052021-0311 arrested the suspects after selling three (3) pcs. of self sealed transparent plastic sachet containing dried Kush/Marijuana in exchange of marked money amounting to (Php 5,000.00).
Confiscated from their constructive possession were pots of Marijuana and apparatuses :
1)Eight pcs. Of Marijuana in pots- 4 months old;
2) Forty Two (42) pcs. Of Marijuana in pots – 3 months old;
3) Thirty Three (33) pcs. Of Marijuana in pots 0 1 month old;
4) Fifty Four (54) pcs. Of Marijuana in pots – 2 weeks old;
5) Several apparatuses;
6) Five Thousand (Php 5,000.00) pesos Bill marked money.
An estimated value of Two Million Two Hundred Twenty Six Thousand Pesos (PHP 2,226,000.00) of kush/marijuana was confiscated by the operatives.
Inventory of the pieces of evidence were witnessed by Kagawad Rachelle G Santos of Brgy. Ususan, Taguig City and Nolan Arriola of Leaders News.
The investigation further revealed that the arrested suspects have numerous connections and managed to supply several drug pushers within the area of Makati, Taguig and other areas of CALABARZON and nearby regions.
Meanwhile, in an earlier operation, Makati City Police Station also conducted a buy bust sting at No. 5449 Mayor Street, Barangay Pio Del Pilar, Makati City at about 12:05 PM of May 13, 2021.
Suspects were identified as:
Yuuki Shimazu y Francisco@Ward, Filipino, male, single, jobless, 18
years old and resident of Barangay Pio Del Pilar Makati City;
Richmon Rubio y Madeja Tameng. Filipino, male, single, jobless, 46
years old, and resident of Barangay Pio Del Pilar, Makati City; and
Montano Decena ll y Cong@Liit, Filipino, male, single, jobless.
years old and resident of No. Taylo St. Pio Del Pilar, Makati City.
Investigation disclosed that the Southern Drug Enforcement Unit and SIS operatives of the station arrested the suspects after posing as a buyer. The police poseur buyer was able to purchase one (1) piece heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu worth Php 500.00
Recovered from their possession are the following:
Three (3) piece of heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance of suspected Shabu.
One (1) piece self-sealing transparent plastic sachet containing suspected Kush.
One (1) piece heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected Kush.
One (1) piece pouch color sky blue.
One (1) piece of Php500. 00 bill. (Buy Bust Money).
The estimated weight of suspected illegal drugs (Shabu) is (14.1) grams with standard drug price of Php 95,880.00 and suspected Kush (4.2) grams with standard drug price of Php 5,040.00
Seized illegal drugs were turned over to the Crime Laboratory for confirmatory testing while all suspects are currently under the custody of authorities for investigation, proper documentation and disposition.
Subsequently, suspects were referred to prosecutor’s office for inquest proceedings relative to filling of charges for violation of Sec 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Sec 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) and Sec 16 (Cultivation or Culture of Plants Classified as Dangerous Drugs) under Art II of RA 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
PMGEN DANAO commends the coordination among operating units which led to the confiscation of the large amount of Marijuana to include the shabu. “Malaking kawalan sa sirkulasyon ang pagkakahuli ng mga suspek na ito at makakaasa ang taumbayan na tuloy tuloy ang pagsugpo natin sa mga source ng iligal na droga,” ani pa niya.###