Acting on a reliable information that an undetermined quantity of shabu will be transported from Metro Manila to Roxas, Oriental Mindoro, elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office IV B (PDEA IV-B) and Roxas Municipal Police Station conducted an anti-drug operation that resulted in the arrest of the recipient of the illegal drug.

PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac Jr., identified the recipient as Donnabel Zaldivar y Baldera, 22 years old, unemployed and a resident of Sitio Looban, Paclasan Poblacion, Roxas, Oriental Mindoro.

At around 9:15 am, combined elements of PDEA Regional Office 4B (PDEA RO4B) under Director Archie A. Grande and Roxas Municipal Police Station- Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (MAIDSOTF) arrested Zaldivar after she claimed the package from the bus that transported the illegal drug along Magsaysay Street, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Roxas, Oriental Mindoro.

The operatives opened the package and found inside were 13 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu mixed with assorted groceries.

Cacdac said the illegal drug was transported through Dimple Star Transport Bus.

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

On June 5, 2015, at around 10:30 pm, anti-narcotics operatives of PDEA Regional Office 4A under Director Adzhar A. Albani conducted a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Sto. Cristo, Aquamarine, Magcase Ville Subdivision, San Pablo City, Laguna which resulted in the arrest of Anthony Ibañez y Pit, alias Anton or Will, 35, married, of Paulino Street, Brgy. III-C, San Pablo City, Laguna; Dennis Felicidario y Aguila, alias Yang, 29, a resident of San Jose, San
Pablo City, Laguna; and Jay-Ar Martinazo y Bautista, alias Bro, 31, and a resident of San Francisco, San Pablo City, Laguna.

They were arrested after they agreed to sell one heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu worth P2,000 to a PDEA agent who acted as poseur-buyer. Recovered from their possession was the buy-bust money used during the operation.

The three suspects are temporarily detained at the PDEA RO4A jail facility in Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba City, Laguna, while cases for violation of Section 5 in relation to Section 26 (Conspiracy to Sell Dangerous Drugs), Article II of RA9165 will be filed in court
against them.

On June 6, 2015, the same law enforcement unit conducted a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Bolbok, Lipa City, Batangas which resulted in the arrest of Dexter Villa y Tisbe, 37, of 13 Purok 1, Malagonlong, Lipa City, Batangas; and Roberto Esternon y Haz, 32, a resident of 11 Purok 8, Bolbok, Lipa City, Batangas.

Confiscated from the suspects were two pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu weighing approximately five grams and the P200 buy-bust money.

Villa and Esternon will be charged for violation of Sections 5 and 11, Article II of RA 9165 (Mr. Glenn J. Malapad, OIC, Public Information Office, PDEA)

Posted By: Edrillan Pasion


Author: tuklasinnatin

A Journalist and served government for 20 years. A community organizer who rose from a clan of artists and novelists.

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