Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office


Four (4) Suspects Nabbed In QC Drug Ops, 3 Kilos Of Marijuana Seized

The National Capital Region Police Office, Chief, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS lauds the joint operatives of Quezon City Police District PS-4 Novaliches and Regional Intelligence Unit – NCR for the successful buy-bust operation which resulted in the arrest of Four (4) suspects along Idang St., cor Mindanao Extn., Brgy. Sta. Monica, Novaliches, Quezon City at around 10:30 PM of August 2, 2020.

The operation stemmed through the information provided by RIU-NCR to the operatives of PS-4 Novaliches. Series of surveillance and monitoring was conducted. Afterwards, an operative acted as poseur buyer and upon completion of the deal with the suspects the arrest was immediately made.

Suspects are identified as:

a) NATHANIEL TADEO Y MAGBANUA @ “BANJO” 29Y/O (DOB AUG 30, 1990) Single, Jobless, Native of Metro Manila, Kilyawan St. Sitio Aguardiente Sta. Monica, Novaliches, Quezon City;

b) ELIAS TADEO Y MAGBAÑUA @ “ELIAS” 32y/o (DOB JUNE 17,1988) Single, Jobless, Native of Bacolod City, # 2007 Kapalaran Litex Rd., Commonwealth, Quezon City;

c) MARIE LEAH CAÑGAYO Y DELA PEÑA @LEAH 27y/o (DOB NOV 11, 1992) Single, Online seller, Native of Metro Manila, # 2007 Kapalaran Litex Rd., Commonwealth, Quezon City and

d) @ “MOR” 17 Y/O (NOV 8 2002) Single, Jobless, Presently Residing in Litex Rd Commonwealth Quezon City.

Seized from the suspects are the following pieces of evidence:

a) One (1) piece Brick of suspected Marijuana leaves wrapped in a clear packaging tape and newspaper with Chinese character.

b) Two (2) pieces of Bricks Suspected Dried Marijuana leaves wrapped in a clear packaging tape and  printed white paper;

c) One (1) piece of genuine One Thousand peso bill marked buy-bust money;

d) Two (2) Units Of Cellular Phone;

e) Twenty Seven (27) pieces One thousand peso bill Boodle money;

f) One (1) brown box with Deka Wafer Roll; and

g) One (1) unit of Toyota Fortuner color White with plat No. NDA 1707.

The items were duly marked and inventoried in the presence of Brgy. Kgwd. Ferdinand San Buenaventura of Brgy. Sta. Monica, Novaliches, QC and Mr. Rod Vega of DZBB.

The confiscated illegal drugs has an aggregate estimated weight of more or less 3 kilograms with a DDB value amounting to PHP 360,000. It was turned-over to the PNP Crime Laboratory for confirmatory testing.

The arrested suspects were detained at PS-4 Novaliches, QCPD pending the filing of charges for violation of Sec. 5 & 11 Art II RA 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

“I commend the operatives of Novaliches Police Station, QCPD for their continuous effort in conducting buy-bust operations. Our unceasing campaign in fighting illegal drugs shows that we are serious in eliminating all forms of illegal activities in the Metro,” PMGEN SINAS said.