March 23, 2016
MANILA, Philippines – A Chinese national and his Filipino cohort were arrested in a drug sting that resulted in the seizure of 20 kilos of shabu worth P100 million in Quezon City late Monday evening.
Chief Supt. Joel Pagdilao, director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), said Jose Tan, 29, a native of Fujian, China and presently residing at Meycauayan, Bulacan was nabbed along with Rodel Tolica, 25, of Tiaong, Quezon.
Pagdilao said the suspects were arrested by operatives of the NCRPO Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs-Special Operations Task Group (RAID-SOTG) at around 11:55 p.m. along Greenmeadows Ave. near corner E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. in Brgy. Ugong Norte, QC.
Based on the initial report, a police acting as a buyer managed to arrange a meeting with Tan in the area.
The suspects were arrested after one of them handed over the shabu in exchange for P5 million to a police.
Pagdilao said a search of the suspects’ white Toyota Fortuner (UKI 228) and grey Toyota Fortuner (ZMW-887) yielded more kilos of shabu.
He said the suspects were placed under weeks of surveillance after receiving a report of their alleged illegal activity.
Pagdilao said the suspects are being held at the RAID-SOTG detention facility in Bicutan, Taguig City.
He said the suspects will face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Meanwhile, police arrested six persons during a buy bust operation in Barangay Bagong Pag-asa in Quezon City before dawn Tuesday.
QCPD director Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio identified those arrested as PJ Dela Cruz, 31; Marissa Flores, 49; Christian Calabia, 30; Camele Reyes, 30; Gilbert Cabiles, 31; and Joseph Landrito, 31.
Tinio said one of the suspects agreed to meet the police poseur buyer at F-299 Formal Street, Sito San Roque, Brgy. Bagong Pag-asa, QC at around 2 a.m. that resulted in the arrest of the suspects.
Aside from the genuine marked money, also confiscated from the suspects were nine sachets of shabu, several drug paraphernalia, an improvised .22 caliber handgun with four ammunitions, and a hand grenade.
Tinio said the suspects will be charged with violation of RA 9165 and illegal possession of firearms and explosives.