Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office

PBGEN DEBOLD M SINAS

400K WORTH OF SUSPECTED SHABU AND FIREARM RECOVERED IN A BUY-BUST OPS IN MARIKINA

PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS, Chief, NCRPO lauds Marikina City Police Station, Eastern Police District for a successful buy-bust operation which resulted in the arrest of the suspect in possession of dangerous drugs and firearm along Gen Ordoñez St., in front of Bubbles Car Wash, Brgy. Marikina Heights, Marikina City at around 10:00 PM of September 22, 2020.

The operation stemmed from a report of a reliable informant about the illegal drug activities of the suspect in the area of Brgy. Marikina Heights.

Subsequently, Marikina police immediately coordinated with PDEA for validation of the report and upon positive validation, arranged a buy-bust operation against the suspect.

Initial investigation disclosed that the arrested suspect was identified as Mellowie Cruz y Buen @Bossing, 28 y/o, single, jobless, and residing at Palimbang, San Marcos, Bulacan.

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

a) Ten (10) pieces of small heat sealed plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected as dangerous drugs;

b) Seven (7) pieces of medium heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected as dangerous drugs;

c) One (1) sling bag color black;

d) One (1) unit 9mm Pistol (Norinco);

e) One (1) pcs 9mm magazine;

f) Four (1) pieces live ammunition of 9mm;

g) One (1) unit Toyota Avanza bearing plate no. DAD 4711 color champagne; and

h) One (1) piece Five Hundred peso bill with serial no. FZ960290 used as buy bust money.

Marking and inventory of the recovered pieces of evidence was witnessed by Brgy. Kagawad Orlando M Torres Brgy. Marikina Heights, Marikina City and Media Representative Ms Margie Bautista of REMATE.

The confiscated illegal drugs has an aggregate estimated weight of more or less 60 grams with DDB value amounting PHP 408,000.00. It was turned-over to EPD Crime Laboratory for chemical analysis together with the other recovered pieces of evidence.

Meanwhile, the arrested suspect is now detained in Marikina City Police Station Custodial Facility for proper documentation pending the filing of appropriate charges to the court for violation of Sec. 5 and Sec. 11 Article II of R.A. 9165 or “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002” and violation of R.A. 10591 known as “Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act”.

“I commend the operatives of Marikina for instantly taking action to the report about the illegal drug activities which resulted in this successful operation. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the public for their continuous support to Team NCRPO,” PMGEN SINAS said.