Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office


Drug Suspect in Taguig Arrested; 4million Worth of Shabu Confiscated

Elements of Taguig City Police Station – Police Community Precinct 2 successfully conducted an anti-criminality operation / checkpoint/ Oplan Bandillo along Maharlika road corner A. Bonifacio Avenue, Barangay Upper Bicutan, Taguig City on March 18, 2020 (Wednesday) at about 3:00 AM that led in the arrest of a drug suspect.

PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS identified the suspect as Gilberto E. Lagunzad, male, 29 years old, single, jobless, native of Tacloban Leyte and presently residing at Adian 2 Extension Barangay Balibago, Angeles City Pampanga.

Probe reveals that during the conduct of Anti-Criminality / Checkpoint / Oplan Bandillo chanced upon Lagunzad who is in possession of illegal drugs suspected to be shabu. Police officers then immediately arrested him.

Confiscated pieces of evidence were: Twelve  (12) pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu; one (1) piece packaging tea wrapper; and one (1) piece Imperial brand eco bag color black.

More or less 600 grams of shabu was confiscated with street value amounting to Php 4,080,000.

The arrested suspect and recovered pieces of evidence will be subjected for technical examination before the SPD Crime Laboratory Office.

Complaints for violation of Section 11 of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) is being prepared for filling in court against the suspect.

“This is the very reason why the local police were not deployed to the boarders of Metro Manila but rather, they were retained within their areas of responsiblity, to continue their anti-criminality and anti-illegal drug operations. It is indeed disappointing that despite of the danger caused by COVID 19, there are still some people who are taking advantage of the situation to do their illegal activities. Nevertheless, police force is ready to serve and protect our community 24/7 from all forms of criminality and prevention of drug proliferation”,  PMGEN SINAS said.