Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office



The National Capital Region Police Office, Chief, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS commended PS – 7 Jose Abad Santos, Manila Police District for a successful buy-bust operation along Jose Abad Santos Ave., near corner Hermosa St.,Tondo, Manila at around 08:15 PM of September 16, 2020.

The arrest was plotted after a confidential informant reported about the illegal drug activities of a certain IMAM in the area of Brgy. Hermosa, Tondo, Manila.

Subsequently, after receiving the information, operatives immediately conducted surveillance and intelligence monitoring operation for two weeks to verify the report. After confirming the received report, they pushed-through with the buy-bust operation which resulted in the arrest of subject person IMAM along with his cohorts.

Likewise, further probing revealed that the arrested suspects are newly identified drug personalities in the area.

Suspects were identified as:

a.) SAHAWI BASSIT Y TAHER @IMAM (NWL), male, 46 years old, vendor, married and residing at No.206 Cuneta, Brgy. 79, Pasay City;

b.) TARAS MALAMBUT Y ONGADAN (NWL), male, 18 years old, construction worker, single and residing at Arlegui St.,Golden Mosque, Quiapo, Manila;

c.) JERRY MAULANA Y BANSIL (NWL), male, 36 years old, security guard, married and residing at No.070 Aplaya, Blk 8, Zone 68, Brgy. 649, Baseco, Manila; and

d.) RAHMA MAULANA Y TAGO (NWL), female, 34 years old, house wife, married and residing at No.070 Aplaya, Blk 8, Zone 68, Brgy. 649, Baseco, Manila.

Seized from the suspects are the following pieces of evidence:

a.) Fifteen (15) pieces of medium heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu;

b.) One (1) pc genuine five hundred peso bill (Php500.00);

c.) One (1) pc 500 peso bill (boodle money); and

d.) Fifteen (15) pcs 1000 peso bill (boodle money).

The marking and inventory of the recovered pieces of evidence was witnessed by Brgy. Kagawad Francisco Dagandara and Media Representative Mr. Leonard Basilio.

Confiscated illegal drugs has an estimated aggregate weight of more or less 150 grams to 155 grams with estimated DDB value amounting to PHP 1,054,000.00. It was brought to Manila Police District Crime Laboratory Office for qualitative and quantitative examination.

Meanwhile, the arrested suspects are currently detained in PS – 7 Custodial Facility for proper disposition pending the filing of appropriate charges to the court for violation of Sec. 5 and Sec 11 Article II of R.A. 9165 otherwise known as “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”.

“I commend the operatives of PS – 7 for their successful operation to arrest these drug peddlers. Based on the report, the arrested suspects are newly identified drug personalities and because of the effort and dedication of our operatives, these offenders have been arrested even before they can widespread their operation in the area and other nearby barangays in Tondo,” PMGEN SINAS stated.