2 DRUG GROUP MEMBERS, 2 PUSHERS ARRESTED IN VIGAN CITY


Two suspected drug group members and two drug pushers were arrested by combined anti-narcotics agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police during separate implementation of search warrants in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur on June 16, 2015.

PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. identified the suspects as Rhealiza Oco y Parel, alias Rea, 36 years old, a member of Iking Drug Group and a resident of San Julian Sur, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur; Frankie Ramos y Cirilo, 38, a member of Casin Drug Group and a resident of Barbar, San Juan, Ilocos Sur; and Hipolito Paa y Abarquez, 46, residing in San Julian, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

On June 16, 2015, at around 5:00 am, combined elements of PDEA Regional Office 1 under Director Adrian G. Alvariño, Vigan City Police Statio, San Juan Police Station, Ilocos Sur Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (ISPAIDSOTG), Ilocos Sur Provincial Public Safety Company (ISPPSC), Region 1 Intelligence Unit, and Region 1 Intelligence Division implemented three separate search warrants against Oco, Ramos and Paa.

The search against Oco yielded three pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu weighing eight grams, 10 pieces of opened transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu residue, improvised glass tooter, one improvised burner and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Seized from Ramos were 15 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu weighing 2.5 grams and P5,680.00 cash in various denomination.

Confiscated from Paa were eight pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu, assorted drug paraphernalia and assorted ammunition.

Oco and Paa will be charged for violation of Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 12 (Possession of Equipment and Other Paraphernalia for Dangerous Drugs), Article II of RA 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. An additional charge will be filed against Paa for violation of RA 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act).

A case for violation of Section 11, Article II of RA 9165, will be charged against Ramos.

(Mr. Glenn J. Malapad, OIC, Public Information Office, PDEA)

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BARANGAY TANOD, 6 OTHERS ARRESTED IN ORMOC CITY


A barangay tanod and six others were arrested during a buy-bust operation by combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Army (PA) in Ormoc City on June 15, 2015.

PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. identified the suspects as Alejandro Roble y Fernandez, 54, a barangay tanod of Brgy. Tambulilid, Ormoc City; Marissa Limbona y Otadoy, alias Maris, 41 years old; Marricris Mendoza y Tahum, alias Maring, 53; Dominador Pappellero y Siaboc, 44; Ruel Urbano y Martinez, 26, Ismael Alnarez y Abano, 36; all are residents of Sitio Kanipaan, Brgy. Tambulilid, Ormoc City; and Romelo Cabahug y Claro, 48, of Liloan, Cebu City.

At around 2:30 pm, combined operatives of PDEA Regional Office 8 (PDEA RO8) under Director Laurefel P. Gabales, PNP, and PA conducted a buy-bust operation in Sitio Kanipaan, Brgy. Tambulilid,Ormoc City which resulted in the arrest of Roble and the six otherdrug suspects.

A PDEA agent was able to buy one heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu weighing two grams with an estimated street value of P16,000 from the suspects.

Confiscated from the suspects were 119 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu weighing approximately 90 grams with an estimated value of P720,000, three tooters with shabu residue, five pieces of empty plastic sachets and 20 aluminum foil.

After an hour, at around 3:20 pm, the same team implemented a search warrant against Mike Limbona y Gandamasir in his residence in Sitio Kanipaan, Brgy. Tambulilid, Ormoc City doubling as drug den. However, Limbona eluded arrest.

Roble, Limbona, Mendoza, Alnarez, Papellero, Urbano and Cabahug will be facing charges for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of
2002.

Arrested suspects are temporarily detained at the Ormoc City Police Station detention facility.

Limbona will be charged for violation of Section 6 (Maintenance of a Drug Den).(Mr. Glenn J. Malapad, OIC, Public Information Office, PDEA)

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DRUG GROUP LEADER, MEMBER NABBED IN ILOCOS SUR SEARCH


Combined anti-narcotics operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Navy arrested a leader and member of a local drug group during lawful searches in Ilocos Sur on June 17, 2015.

PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. identified the suspects as Ian Francis Rabang, 43 years old; and Samuel Ramos, 45, a tricycle driver, both residents of Barangay San Juan, Candon City, Ilocos Sur.  Rabang and Ramos are the leader and member of the Yan-I Drug Group, respectively and priority target-listed drug personalities of PDEA Regional Office 1 (PDEA RO1).

At around 6:30 pm, joint elements of PDEA RO1 under Director Adrian Alvariño, Ilocos Sur Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (PAIDSOTG), Candon City Police Station, Naval Intelligence Service Group (NISG) and Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) implemented two search warrants which resulted in the arrest of Rabang and Ramos in their houses in Barangay San Juan.

Seized inside Rabang’s house were three heat-sealed plastic sachets of shabu weighing approximately 20 grams, one hand grenade and assorted drug paraphernalia, while a sachet of shabu, marijuana dried leaves weighing more or less 1.5 grams and various drug paraphernalia, were confiscated inside the house of Ramos.

Rabang and Ramos will be charged for violation of Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 12 (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia), Article II, of the Republic Act 9165, or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.  (Mr. Glenn J. Malapad, OIC, Public Information Office, PDEA)

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CDO BUY-BUST YIELDS P130,000 WORTH OF SHABU


Two young pushers arrested

Methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, with an estimated value of P130,000, was seized from two young male pushers by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during a buy-bust operation in Cagayan de Oro City.

PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said that the illegal drug was confiscated from suspects identified as Jabbar Rasol, alias Koko, 21 years old, a driver; and Arman Hagingan, 18, a laborer, both residents of Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City

On June 17, 2015 at around 1:30 in the afternoon, a PDEA undercover agent was able to hatch a transaction with Rasol and Hagingan whoagreed to meet with the poseur-buyer at Zone 1, Barangay Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City. Upon the pre-arranged signal, elements of PDEA Regional Office 10 (PDEA RO10) under Director Wilkins Villanueva swooped down on the suspects after they received the marked money in exchange for the illegal drug weighing approximately 65 grams placed inside two transparent plastic sachets.

A case for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, is being prepared for filing in court against Rasol and Hagingan, who are temporarily detained at PDEA RO10 Jail Facility in Cagayan de Oro City.(Mr. Glenn J. Malapad, OIC, Public Information Office, PDEA)

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3 MARIJUANA BRICKS INTERCEPTED IN CALOOCAN BUS TERMINAL


Three packs of suspected bricks of marijuana dried leaves were intercepted inside a bus terminal in Caloocan City during an anti-drug operation conducted by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on June 17, 2015.

PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said that the illegal drug, weighing approximately four kilograms and placed inside a carton box, was intercepted by operatives of PDEA Regional Office-National Capital Region (PDEA RO-NCR) under Director Erwin Ogario in Victory Liner Terminal, Barangay 1, Caloocan City at around 7:00 in the evening.

The operation was a result of the information received by PDEA that a box containing marijuana bricks has reached Metro Manila aboard a bus from a province in the north. Investigations are still on-going to verify the origin and whereabouts of the sender and intended receiver.

On the same day, at around 3:00 in the afternoon, the same operating unit proceeded to Lagro High School in Quezon City and confiscated two plastic sachets of marijuana dried fruiting tops weighing five grams. Prior to the operation, a report on the presence of illegal drugs was relayed by school officials to PDEA.(Mr. Glenn J. Malapad, OIC, Public Information Office, PDEA)

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BARANGAY KAGAWAD ARRESTED IN PALO, LEYTE P2.4 million worth of shabu confiscated


Combined operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested a barangay councilor during a buy-bust operation in Palo, Leyte on June 11, 2015. The operation resulted in the confiscation of 300 grams of shabu with an estimated value of P2.4 million pesos.
PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. identified the suspect as Abdulcader Panantaon y Mamao, alias Cader, 43 years old, married, a barangay kagawad and a resident of Brgy. Dalama, Mulondo, Lanao del Sur.

At around 4:20 pm, joint operatives of PDEA Regional Office 8 (PDEA RO8) under Director Laurefel P. Gabales, RO8 Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force, Tacloban City Police Office-Intelligence Unit, City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force and Region 8 Criminal Investigation Detection Unit conducted a buy-bust operation in the vicinity of Borderline Cottages, Maharlika Highway, Brgy. Pawing, Palo, Leyte that resulted in the arrest of Panantaon after he agreed to sell four pieces of big heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu weighing approximately 300 grams to a PDEA agent who acted as poseur-buyer.

Also confiscated from Panantaon was the buy-bust money used during the operation.

Panantaon will be charged for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of RA 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

On June 10, 2015, at around 1:30 pm, joint elements of PDEA Regional Office 2 (PDEA RO2) under Director Juvenal B. Azurin and Claveria Police Station conducted a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Centro 1, Claveria, Cagayan. The operation led to the arrest of Ferdierose Tamboa, alias Rose, 35, of Brgy. Ajat, Iguig, Cagayan.

Seized from her possession were one piece of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu and the marked money.

Tamboa will be charged for violation of Section 5, Article II of RA 9165.
On June 10, 2015, at around 10:30 in the evening, joint operatives of PDEA Regional Office 1 under Director Adrian G. Alvariño, and Santa Cruz Police Station conducted a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Poblacion Este, Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur which resulted in the arrest of Jaime Lopez y Espiritu, 31; and Filomeno Lanuza y Jadormeo, 33, all suspects are residents of Tagudin, Ilocos Sur.

Confiscated from the suspects were five pieces of heat-sealed of transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu and the two pieces of P1,000  used as the buy-bust money. (Mr. Glenn J. Malapad, OIC, Public Information Office, PDEA)

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7 KILOS OF MARIJUANA SEIZED DURING BUY-BUST IN DAVAO DEL SUR


Seven kilos of dried marijuana leaves were seized by combined anti-narcotics agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) during a buy-bust operation in Davao del Sur on June 14, 2015.

PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said that a suspect identified as Alex Sekin, alias Robin, 40 years old, and a resident of Purok 2, Brgy. Bolol Salo, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur, was arrested during the operation.

At around 4:15 pm, combined elements of the PDEA Regional Office 11 (PDEA RO 11 under the direct supervision of Director Emerson R. Rosales, Kiblawan Municipal Police Station, Davao del Sur Provincial Intelligence Branch, Davao del Sur Provincial Police Office, Davao del Sur Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force conducted a buy-bust operation in Purok 2, Brgy. Balasiao, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur which resulted to the confiscation of more or less seven kilograms of suspected cannabis sativa, locally known as marijuana, placed inside a colored cellophane with an estimated market value of Php 245,000 and the P500 bills buy-bust money used during the operation, and arrest of Sekin.

Sekin will be charged for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

On June 11, 2015, at around 8:01 am, the same law enforcement unit together with the Monkayo Police Station, Compostela Valley Provincial Police Office, Compostela Valley Provicial Intelligence Unit 11 implemented a search warrant issued by the Honorable Dorothy P. Montejo, Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court  Branch 3, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province against Jonifer Reformina Cortez, alias Dodong, 30, laborer; and Norman Plaza Reformina, 42. All suspects are residents of National Highway, Purok 2, Brgy. Poblacion, Monkayo, Compostela Valley Province.

The operation resulted in the arrest of Cortez and Reformina and the confiscation of 30 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of P27,000, one Grandstar 125 motorcycle, 11 disposable lighters, one aluminum foil, one pair of scissors, three used needles, three pieces of bamboo sticks, three blades and 14 cuts of aluminum foils.

Charges for violation of Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), and Section 12 (Possession of Equipment and Other Drug Paraphernalia for Dangerous Drugs), Article II of RA 9165, will be filed in court against Cortez and Reformina.(Mr. Glenn J. Malapad, OIC, Public Information Office, PDEA)

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