Joint elements of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit NCRPO, Regional Special Operations Unit NCRPO, PNP Integrated Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG), and Muntinlupa City Police Station and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office-NCR
pulled off an anti-illegal drug operations at about 2:45 PM of August 29, 2019 in Barangay Poblacion, Muntinlupa City.
The National Capital Region Police Office Regional Director, PMGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR identified the suspect as Victor Bustamante Jr. y Salonga, a former Patrolman of NCRPO, male, 37 years old, married, Roman Catholic, and presently residing at Brgy. Poblacion, Camp Sampaguita, National Bilibid Prison (NBP) Reservation, Muntinlupa City.
PMGEN ELEAZAR said an undercover agent managed to purchase 5 grams of suspected shabu in two plastic sachets with street value of Php 68,000.00 in exchange of Php 10,000 marked money from Bustamante at
at Brgy. Poblacion, beside the Minimum Security Compound of NBP Muntinlupa City.
Further retrieved from the drug suspect were two (2) empty magazines of Glock 9mm pistol, one (1) PNP ID of the suspect, one (1) black samsung duos cellphone and one sling bag.
The NCRPO Director said Bustamante was recruited as Police Officer 1 by PNP NCRPO sometime in the year 2011, then re-assigned to SPD, DID, but went into an AWOL status starting February 2019. He was monitored to be engaged in the illegal drug trade, hence a buy bust operation was conducted to arrest him.
Meantime, the drug suspect will be facing criminal charges for violation of Sections 5 and 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).
“He is not, in any way, connected with the Philippine National Police. For sure his apprehension will reduce the proliferation of illegal drugs in the different areas of this city,” NCRPO Chief stated.
“We are adding more teeth on our INTENSIFIED CLEANLINESS POLICY, ito ang katiyakan na ating mas pinalakas at pinaigting ang kampanya laban sa rogue cops,” PMGEN ELEAZAR added.