Joint anti-drug efforts among the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU), NCRPO, the elements of Pasig City Police Station and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, NCR conducted an anti-illegal drugs buy-bust operation at about 2:01 AM of August 22, 2019 in front of a Caltex gasoline station, along Felix Ave., corner Kabayanihan St., Brgy. Dela Paz, Pasig City. The operation resulted in a firefight that neutralized two (2) armed suspects.
The NCRPO Chief, PMGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR positively identified the suspects as Jalal Salamoden y Mamariala @ “Bon Jovie”, resident of Blk 29, Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City and Sampiano Rason y Usman @ Sonny, resident of. Laurel St., Gate 1, Lifehome Subdivision, Brgy. Rosario, Pasig City.
The buy-bust operation was conducted using a police operative acting as a buyer. Said poseur buyer of RDEU NCRPO was able to purchase 2 pieces of plastic bags containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu” weighing 200 grams of each plastic with total of 400 grams worth Php 450, 000.00.
After the drug deal, one of the armed suspects (back rider) sensed that the person who transacted with him was a policeman, and immediately shot at the under cover agent as they sped off on board their single motorcycle towards Kabayanihan St. As the raiding pursued them, the firefight broke out where the two suspects were neutralized.
Recovered from the scene were 2 pieces of plastic knot tie containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu” weighing 200 grams of each plastic with total of 400 grams sold to posuer buyer worth Php 450, 000.00; another 3 pcs of plastic pack of white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu” weighing more or less 200 grams of each plastic for a total of 600 grams seized in plain view; 4 bundles of 1 thousand peso bills boodle money equivalent to Php 450,00.00 used in the transaction; 1 caliber .45 pistol marked american classic; 1 caliber .9MM pistol marked Norinco ; Assembly magazine of caliber .45; Assembly magazine of caliber .9MM; and 1 single motorcycle which was used by the suspects. Several ammunitions and spent shells of the said caliber of firearms.
A total of 1,000 grams (1 kilo) of shabu with the total street value of 6.8 Million pesos was seized during the said buy bust operation.
Records show that the suspects are members of syndicated criminal gang headed by Amin Imam Buratong who is serving sentence at NBP for running the infamous “Shabu Tiangge” in Mayapa Compound, Brgy. Sto. Tomas, Pasig City, and arrested way back in the year 2006. Despite his imprisonment, he manages still to operate illegal drugs trade thru his cousin Acsaimin Buratong @ “Mac- Mac” and some armed and dangerous followers. Suspects were the subject of illegal drugs operation under Case Operational Plan (COPLAN) “Silent Sentinel” targetting illegal drugs personalities distributing within Metro Manila and other neighboring cities.
Four members of this gang have been arrested, 3 were arrested last June 2019 and 1 was arrested last month, and two members have been neutralized in armed encounter.
The seized pieces of evidence were immediately brought to the PNP Crime Laboratory Office for qualitative examination.
PMGEN ELEAZAR said, “basically involved sila sa drugs but we cannot discount the possibility that they are involved in other activities like for example, gun for hire, dahil nga armado sila, ito yung ating pinag aaralan para maneutralize natin itong grupong ito.”
“Sa patuloy na paghahanap natin sa kanila isa isa, maaaccount natin at mahuhuli yang mga yan. It so happened na itong dalawang ito opted to fight it out with our operatives, kaya nagresulta sa kanilang pagkamatay. Babala natin, kung ganyan din ang gagawin nila, handa ang ating mga kapulisan para harapin sila,” PMGEN ELEAZAR added. ##