Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office



PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS lauded the successful anti-illegal drug operations plotted by the Northern Police District-District Drug Enforcement Unit plotted against  NPD’s Top 1 Drug Personality resulting in his arrest on November 3, 2020 in front of a bank in Monumento Circle, EDSA, Brgy 86, Caloocan City.

Initial report disclosed that the operation resulted from follow up investigation relative to a previous Buy-bust operation against one Alvin Ko, NPD’s No. 2 Drug Personality operating within CAMANAVA area.

Consequently, a series of reports were received relative to the whereabouts of the suspect named under alias “Uteng” who is allegedly responsible for the rampant selling of illegal drugs in the area.

Following numerous complaints regarding the rampant selling of Shabu, it was affirmed that alias ‘Uteng’ continues with his illegal drug trade. Hence, continuous intelligence operation, surveillance and monitoring were undertaken against the suspect.

Thereafter, through Intelligence driven operation, operatives of DDEU and DSOU-NPD, conducted a planned buy-bust operation in line with the implementation of the Simultaneous Enhanced Managing Police Operation (SEMPO) and arrested the suspects who were later identified to be the following persons thus:

1. Richie Nevado y Martin alias “Uteng” (Watchlisted/Surrenderee), No.1 in the NPD’s Top 10 Drug Personalities, 29 y/o, residing at Brgy. 63, Caloocan City (Previously arrested last 2012 for the crime of Rape and released after posting bail); and

2. Felizardo Pagia y Cayabyab (Watchlisted/Surrenderee), 33 y/o, residing at Brgy. 118, Calocan City (Previously arrested last Nov 5, 2017 for violation of R.A. 10195 and released last January 2, 2020 thru Parole).

Recovered from them were the following pieces of evidence to wit;

a. Two (2) pcs. medium sized heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected Shabu;

b. One (1) pc. knot tied transparent plastic sachet containing suspected Shabu;

c. One (1) pc. genuine P1,000.00 bill with dusting powder incorporated with five (5) pcs. boodle money,

d. One (1) unit Cellular phone Oppo A3s color black;

e. One (1) pc. sling bag color black; and

f. One (1) unit motorcycle motorstar color black without plate number.

The recovered suspected shabu has an estimated total weight of more or less 55 grams with a Standard Drug Price of around P374, 000.00.

The seized items were duly inventoried in the place of arrest before the suspect and the mandatory witnesses Mr. Rolando Peña of DZRH/NPD Press Corps ad Media Representative and Brgy. Kgwad Bernadeta Rapada of Brgy. 86 Zone 8, District ll, Caloocan City.

The recovered pieces of drug evidence were brought to NPD Crime Laboratory for  examination while the arrested suspects were brought to DDEU office for proper filing of appropriate charges for violation of Sec. 5 and Sec. 11, Art. II of RA 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

“I commend the Northern Police District-District Drug Enforcement Unit for the series of successful accomplishments which once again prove Team NCRPO’s commitment to free the Metro from the this highly dangerous substance,” said PMGEN SINAS.