Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office

PBGEN DEBOLD M SINAS

250G OF SUSPECTED DRIED MARIJUANA AND 680K WORTH OF SHABU RECOVERED IN A BUY-BUST OPS IN MANILA, ONE MALE DRUG PERSONALITY NAILED

PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS, Chief, NCRPO lauds PS – 10 Kamuning Police Station, Quezon City Police District in coordination with Manila Police District and PDEA NCR for a successful buy-bust operation which resulted in the apprehension of one (1) male drug personality along Rodriguez St., Corner H Lopez Blvd, Bgy. 130, Manila City at around 7:30 AM of September 29, 2020.

Prior to the said arrest of the suspect, at around 9:30 AM of September 28, 2020, a regular confidential informant appeared personally at the station and reported about the illegal drug activities of a certain Richard, who was selling marijuana in the area of Quezon City and Manila City.

Investigation disclosed that after verification of the report and coordination with the agents of the PDEA, a buy-bust operation was plotted. One of the police operatives acted as poseur buyer and was able to transact with a certain Richard for a purchase of one (1) stalk of suspected dried marijuana leaves wrapped with transparent plastic which was placed in a plastic bag. The item was worth PHP15, 000.00. After the transaction, the operative signalled for the arrest of Richard but the suspect tried to flee which later on resulted in a chase. Nevertheless, the arresting operatives were able to apprehend the evading suspect.

Arrested suspect was identified as Wendell Tamon y Dela Cruz also known as Richard, 19 years old, single, jobless, native of Manila and presently residing at # 2300, Malaya St., Brgy. 124, Manila City. Investigation disclosed that the arrested suspect is under the PDEA watch list.

Seized from suspect’s possession are the following pieces of evidence:

a) One (1) stalk of suspected dried marijuana leaves;

b) One (1) piece of medium size zip lock transparent plastic sachet containing undetermined amount of white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu;

c) One piece of genuine one thousand peso bill incorporated with Fourteen (14) pieces of One thousand peso bill boodle money, amounting to Pho 15,000.00;

d) One (1) unit of Android cellphone; and

e) One (1) piece of plastic bag.

The items were duly marked and inventoried in the presence of Bgy. Kagawad Concha Ababao of Bgy. 130, Manila City, Media Representatives Mr. Alex Mendoza of Remate and QCPD Press Corps.

The recovered suspected dried marijuana leaves has an aggregate estimated weight of more or less 250 grams with Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) Value amounting to PHP 30,000.00 and the recovered methamphetamine hydrochloride locally known as shabu weigh more or less 100 grams with DDB Value of PHP 680,000.00.

The arrested suspect and recovered pieces of evidence was brought to PS – 10 Kamuning Police Station 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 or otherwise known as “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.”

“PS – 10 Kamuning, QCPD together with the other Police Districts never fail to apprehend drug peddlers through intensified intelligence gathering and buy-bust operations. Their effective team work and dedication is what makes them invincible against these law offenders. I am also grateful to the public who continuously provide relevant information for our successful police operations,” PMGEN SINAS said.