Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office


More Than 1kilo Of High-Grade Marijuana Confiscated In Valenzuela, Suspect Arrested

The National Capital Region Police Office, Chief, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS commends the operatives of Northern Police District for a successful buy-bust operation along No. 601, Mc Arthur Highway, Malanday, Valenzuela City at around 11:20 PM of August 7, 2020.

The operation stemmed fro an Intelligence Driven Operation of the personnel of District Drug Enforcement Unit (DDEU) District Special Operation Unit (DSOU) of Northern Police District. The operatives conducted a buy-bust operation against the suspect which resulted in his arrest.

Initial report disclosed that the suspect was identified as Josaphat Velarde y Mañacap, 29 y/o, single, jobless, presently residing at No. 7, Athens Building Chateu, Brgy. Lingunan, Valenzuela City.

Seized from the suspect are the following pieces of evidence:

a) Two (2) pcs. cling wrapped suspected Full Grown/High Grade dried Marijuana leaves/fruiting tops;

b) One (1) large self-sealing plastic sachet containing suspected Kush;

c) One (1) unit color black iPhone 5;

d) One (1) unit color black digital weighing scale;

e) Two (2) pcs. genuine PHP 1,000.00 incorporated with Thirty eight (38) pcs of P1,000.00 boodle money used as Buy-bust Money.

The items were duly marked and inventoried in the presence of Brgy. Kagawad Louise Aynrand D Cruz, Brgy. Malanday, Valenzuela City and Mr. Hannibal Talete, TV 5 News – Media Representative.

The confiscated illegal drugs has an aggregate estimated weight of more or less 1,000 grams with Standard Drug Price amounting to PHP 120,000.00 and 78 grams of Kush with Standard Drug Price amounting to PHP 117,000.00.

The arrested suspect and confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to District Drug Enforcement Unit (DDEU) for proper disposition and filing of appropriate charges to the court for the violation Sec. 5 and Sec. 11 of Article II of R.A. 9165 or otherwise known as “Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Acts of 2002” and Article 151 RPC Resistance and Disobedience to the Person with Authority.

“I commend the operatives of Northern Police District for another successful buy-bust operation. This will greatly contribute to the reduction of drug proliferation as Team NCRPO continues its campaign to eliminate illegal drug activities in the Metro,” said PMGEN SINAS.