The National Capital Region Police Chief PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS lauds the successful buy-bust operation of Marikina City Police Station which resulted in the arrest of a drug suspect and confiscation of shabu worth 1 million pesos along Magdelene St., Brgy Malanday, Marikina City at around 8:20 PM of July 12, 2020.
Suspect was identified as Michael Ongtengco y Espiritu @Mike, 48 y/o, married, jobless, DOB- April 12, 1972 and residing at No.14 Lucia St., Sta. Teresita Village, Brgy Malanday, Marikina City.
According to the initial report, the operation stemmed from a report of a regular confidential informant regarding the illegal drug activities of Ongtengco.
The report prompted the police officers conduct casing and surveillance and later on to plot a buy-bust operation in close coordination with PDEA against the suspect.
Upon arrival at the scene of transaction and consummation thereof, the police officer poseur-buyer gave the signal for the arrest Ongetengco.
Operatives were able to recover the following pieces of evidence;
a) Three (3) pieces of small heat sealed plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected as dangerous drugs ;
b) Two (2) pieces knot tied transparent plastic bag containing white crystalline substance suspected as dangerous drugs;
c) One (1) unit cellphone (Samsung);
d) One (1) piece stainless teaspoon;
e) One (1) piece stainless tong;
f) One (1) pack empty plastic sachet;
g) One (1) white box;
h) One (1) unit Honda CRV bearing plate No. XEL 135 color red; and
i) One (1) piece five hundred peso bill w/serial no. CZ836045 used as buy bust money (recovered)
The items were duly marked and inventoried with the presence of Brgy. Kagawad Rodelio Bayhon and a Media Representative Mr Alex Mendoza of Dyaryong Hataw.
Seized items with estimated weight of more or less 153 grams with DDB value amounting to Php1,040,400 and were turned over to EPD Crime Laboratory for chemical analysis.
Suspect is now detained at Marikina CPS, Custodial Facility pending cases for violation of Section 5 and 11 of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being prepared for filing in court.
“Another shabu worth 1 million pesos was busted by Eastern Police District. Rest assured that the NCRPO will not rest on its laurels and continue this fight against illegal drugs”, PMGEN SINAS emphasized.