The Chief of the National Capital Region Police Office lauds the Makati City Police Station, Southern Police District for the keenness they observed that led to the arrest of one male suspect initially cautioned for violation of ordinance at about 03:30 AM of September 20, 2020 (Sunday) along EDSA cor Evangelista St. Barangay Bangkal, Makati City.
Suspect was identified as Anderson Napolitano y Soriano, Male, 25 years old (DOB: August 8,1995), Single, Mexican Citizen, jobless with given address at Anapao, Burgos, Pangasinan.
Records show that while police officers were patrolling & implementing E. O No. 23 (General Community Quarantine) along the stretch of Evangelista St., Barangay Bangkal, Makati City, they chanced upon one male personality who was suspiciously roaming around during curfew hour and not wearing his facemask.
To verify his identity, arresting officers approached him and asked his identification but suspect could not give a good account.
On that instance, cops informed the suspect about the city ordinance he just violated. He was then asked to empty his pockets.
Then and there, police noticed that the suspect dropped a one (1) heat sealed and one knot tied transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be methamphetamine hydrochloride or SHABU with estimated weight of 19.73 grams and DDB value of PHP134, 164.00 from his right pocket.
The recovered pieces of evidence were properly marked, inventoried, photographed at SS4 in the presence of the suspect witnesses by Kag. Richard Saquilayan of Brgy. Bangkal, Makati City and Don King Zarate, media representative.
Napolitano was apprised of his constitutional rights in a dialect (tagalog) known to him and immediately brought to Substation – 4, Makati City Police station for proper documentation and filing of case for violation of E.O. No. 23 Series of 2020 (Curfew and Non-Wearing of Facemask) and Sec 11 of RA 9165.
“I am happy with the keenness and alertness shown by our police in Makati. Continuing this kind of operation will lead to more accomplishments and great help in apprehending drug suspects in the city,” said PMGEN SINAS.