Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office

PBGEN DEBOLD M SINAS

TOP 10 DRUG PERSONALITY OF NOVALICHES; TWO WATCHLISTED; AND THREE OTHER DRUG SUSPECTS NABBED IN A BUY BUST OPERATION IN QC

The Chief of the National Capital Region Police Office, PMGEN VICENTE D DANAO JR commends the nonstop anti-illegal drug operation conducted by operatives of Novaliches Police Station resulting in the arrest of 6 drug personalities at about 1:30 AM of April 1, 2021 at 625-73 Biglang Awa, Brgy. Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Records show that suspects were identified as:

  1. Lauro L Cruz aka “Tisoy” 35y/o (Watchlisted);
  2. Lorna N Drilon aka “Lorna” 52 y/o (Top Ten (10) Drug Personality PS4;
  3. Almer S Basa aka “Butong” 27 y/o ;
  4. Russel B Galgana aka “RUSSEL” 25y/o;
  5. Ritche P Yap aka ” RITCHIE” 44 y/o (Watchlisted), and
  6. Cherry Rose C Cruz aka “CHE” 37 y/o.

The operation stemmed from a series of surveillance, casing and monitoring of the whereabouts and scheme of the suspects until a buy bust operation was plotted.

Probe reveals that elements of PS-4, QCPD Stations Drug Enforcement Unit in coordination with PDEA QC conducted buy-bust operation wherein one operative acted as poseur buyer. Upon consummation of the transaction, the suspects were arrested.

Pieces of evidence seized from their possession and control were:

  1. Eleven (11) pcs of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing undetermined quantity of white crystalline substances suspected shabu;
  2. Two (2) pcs of one hundred Peso Bill used as buy bust money;
  3. Seven (7) pcs of one thousand pesos boodle money;
  4. One (1) unit of cellular phone Color Black with Red keypad;
  5. One (1) pc of pouch;
  6. Two (2) units of cellular phone; and
  7. One (1) pc of weighing scale.

The confiscated illegal drugs have an aggregate estimated weight of more or less 10 grams with a DDB value amounting to Php 68,000. It was turned over to the PNP Crime laboratory for confirmatory testing.

Meanwhile, the suspects were brought to Novaliches Police Station for investigation and proper disposition. They will be presented to Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office for Inquest Proceeding for the violation of Sections 5 and 11, Under Art. II of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

“I commend the Novaliches Police Station for their successful buy-bust operation that led to the arrest of one among the top 10 drug personality of their area, two watch listed and three other drug suspects. We give assurance to our fellowmen that our campaign in fighting illegal drugs will continue amid the current health crisis and implementation of quarantine protocols,”  said PMGEN DANAO. ###