Persistent intelligence build up ensuing to a buy bust operations by the joint operatives of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit of Ermita Police Station 5 in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office-NCR led to the arrest of four (4) drug suspects at about 10: 45 PM of March 6, 2020 along TM Kalaw Street near corner Jorge Bocobo St. Emita, Manila.
The arrested suspects were identified as Zukra A Omar @Zukra, female, 30 years old, married, jobless and a resident of Globo De Oro, Quiapo, Manila; Khalid S Guiabal, male, 33 years old, married, jobless, and a resident of Block 9, Baseco Compound, Port Area, Manila; Elaine P Balayanan, female, 27 years old, named, jobless, and a resident of 24 Basan St. Quiapo, Manila; Azziya B Abas, female, 28 years old, single, jobless, and a resident of 24 Basan St Quiapo, Manila; all are icluded in the District Drug Watchlist.
The arrest was made through the buy-bust operation conducted wherein a SDEU operative acted as a poseur buyer. Upon apprehension, operatives yielded; one (1) unstapled color green paper bag; one (1) Scissor out color Gold Yellow, and Silver plastic pack GUANYINWANG Refined Chinese Tea” w/ chinese character; one (1) piece of Php 1,000.00 peso bill utilized as the marked buy bust money; two (2) unit of cellular phone; one (1) car key ; one (1) unit of Toyota Vios color orange with plate number NCF 4025; and ten (10) pieces heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet each containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu has combined estimated weight of more or less 500 grams of shabu and has a standard street value of Php 3,400,000.00 .
The seized pieces of evidence were brought to MPD-Crime Laboratory Office for forensic chemical laboratory examination while the arrested suspects will be subjected for drug testing examination.
Subsequently, criminal complaints for violation of Violation of Section 5 (Selling, Distribution and Transportation of Dangerous Drug), Section 11 (illegal Possession of Dangerous Drug) and Section 26 (b) in relation to Section 5 Article Il of RA 9165 otherwise known as Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 are being prepared for filing in court.
PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS said, “This arrest takes part to the amassed successful anti-drug operations of the National Capital Region Police Office. The drive of Manila’s Finest through Ermita Police Station ably led by PLTCOL ARIEL CARAMOAN and the other districts in apprehending those in the District Drug Watchlist is indeed commendable. The public can be assured of NCRPO’s relentless efforts in attaining a drug free Metro.” ###