Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office



The National Capital Region Police Chief PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS commended the operatives of Manila Police District, Moriones Tondo Police Station 2, SDEU for the successful arrest of a high value drug personality along Sandico St cor. Asuncion St., Brgy. 35, Tondo, Manila at about 7:30 AM of July 5, 2020.

According to the initial report, one of the police operatives acted as a poseur buyer in a drug buy-bust operation to lure the suspect thereby causing his arrest.

He was later identified as ALEXANDER MORALES JR Y CRUZ @AJ, 28 years old, single, tricycle Driver, and residing at No. 1157 Sandico St., Tondo, Manila.

Further investigation disclosed that the arrested person is a high value individual

known as alias “AJ”, leader of “AJ MORALES DRUG GROUP”. He has been under monitoring and surveillance since 2019.

In-depth background probing revealed that the suspect was previously arrested for Theft and Violation of RA 9165 Sec 11 in year 2016 and 2018.

During the apprehension, recovered from suspect’s possession and control were the buy-bust money and pieces of small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu” with an aggregate weight of more or less 45.5 grams with a DDB value of around Php309,400.

He is now detained in Police Station 2 Moriones Tondo MPD and will be facing charges for Violation of Section 5, and 11, ART II of RA 9165.

“I commend the successful buy-bust operation by Manila Police District PS2 which led to the arrest of this high value drug personality in Tondo. This will create an impact in our endeavor to free the Metro from the proliferation of illegal drugs and will take us a step closer to our goal of arresting other high value drug individuals,” said PMGEN SINAS.