Joint anti-illegal drug effort of RSOG-NCRPO, Ermita Police Station 5 and Makati Police Station resulted in the seizure of 6.8 million worth of suspected illegal drugs inside a house located at 2897 H. Santos, Tejeros St., Makati City at about 2:00 PM of May 6, 2020.
The buy-bust operation was plotted by MPD following reports of illegal drug trade in the area.
During the operation, one of the police officers acted as a poseur buyer and proceeded to the place of transaction where the suspects gave him one (1) piece of slightly ripped open rectangular package wrapped in brown packaging tape containing white crystalline substance believed to be “shabu” in exchange of the marked money.
Upon the consumation of the sale, the suspects were arrested and identified to be the following persons:
SUSPECT 1- AGATHA CARAY y OLIVEIRA @ATE, female, 45 years old, single, jobless and a resident of 2897 H. Santos, Brgy. Tejeros, Makati City:
SUSPECT 2- MARY GRACE CARAY y OLIVERIA, female, 41 years old, single, jobless and a resident of 2897 H.Santos, Brgy.
Tejeros, Makati City:
SUSPECT 3- ABEGAIL CALVEZ y CARAY, female, 37 years old, married, jobless and a resident of 2897 H. Santos, Brgy. Tejeros, Makati City; and
SUSPECT 4- JOVY LINARES y RIBAJA, female, 37 years old, single, jobless and a resident of 2897 H.Santos, Brgy. Tejeros, Makati City.
Seized during the operation are the following pieces of evidence:
1. One (1) piece slightly ripped open rectangular package wrapped in brown packaging tape containing white crystalline substance believed to be “shabu” marked as DRO 5-6-2020 with signature;
2. One (1) color pink shoulder bag marked as DRY-BAG 5-6-2020 with signature;
3. One (1) piece of Php1,000.00 peso bill utilized as the marked buy bust money with markings SDEU bearing serial number E636882 topped on a boodle money with rubber band amounting to Php 1,400,000.xx; and
4. Two (2) unit of cellular phone marked as DRO-CP1 and DRO-CP2 both with date 5-6-2020 and signature.
The confiscated suspected shabu has a combined estimated weight of more or less 1 kilogram with a standard street value of Php 6,800,000.
Consequently, an inventory of the seized items was facilitated by PCpl Olisea in the presence of the arrested suspects and witnesses from the Media (Saksi-Bomba) Mr. John Robert Amoroso and OIC Barangay Captain Lino C. Zaraspe of Brgy. Tejeros, Makati City.
The operating team turned-over the confiscated suspected shabu to SPD-CLO for forensic chemical laboratory examination.
The arrested suspects were subjected for drug testing before they were presented to the Office of the City Prosecutor in Makati City for Inquest Proceedings.
“It is extremely saddening to know that amid this health crisis, there are still those who flagrantly violate the law despite our constant reminder and plea for cooperation. Nonetheless, may this serve as a warning to those who are engaged in similar felonious activities that your Metro Cops will not lax in its anti-criminality and anti-illegal drugs campaign to ensure public safety as we all face the hurdles brought by this pandemic,” said NCRPO Chief PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS.