Combined anti-drug efforts of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU), NCRPO along with the elements of Station Drug Enforcement Unit, Taguig City and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, NCR, successfully conducted an anti-illegal drugs buy-bust operation at about 3:45 AM of August 17, 2019 at Taguig Lakeshore, C6 Road, Brgy. Old Lower Bicutan, Taguig City, resulting in the arrest of a drug personality.
The operatives positively identified the suspect as Alfredo Roque Riñoza y Rufino Jr. @Balong, 31 years old, single and presently residing at 2456 Bayani St., Sta. Ana, Manila.
The arrest was made through a buy-bust operation conducted where a RDEU, NCRPO operative acted as a poseur buyer. The suspect received the marked money from the undercover agent of RDEU NCRPO in exchange of one (1) piece of heat-sealed transparent plastic containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu” weighing more or less twenty (20 grams) amounting to Php 50,000.00, on board their vehicle.
Upon consummation of the illegal drug transaction, the poseur buyer gave the pre-arranged signal wherefore the team immediately arrested the suspect and recovered from his possession another 30 grams of heat-sealed transparent plastic containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu”.
During the actual stint, the suspect resisted arrest in which he grabbed the service firearm of the arresting officer. Police officers were able to cotrol the situation and prevail. Said grapple resulted in minor bruises in the different parts of his body.
A total of 50 grams of white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with street value of Php 340,000.00 and the boodle marked money used in the transaction were seized by the operatives.
Investigation revealed that the arrested suspect is connected to MACMAC BORATONG group engaged in the proliferation of illegal group in the areas of Pasig and the nearby places. He is also connected to a High Value Target (HVT) in Manila Police District namely Crispulo Moreno @JekJek Moreno. Moreno was known for Kidnap for Ransom (KFR), Robbery Hold-up, RA 9165 , Physical Injury and illegal Possession of Firearms (RA 10591) and Grenade Throwing cases. He was killed during an armed encounter of Station 6, MPD last November 14, 2018.
Furthermore, Riñoza is also connected to Benedict Cortez @Jon Jon, a son of a HVT Barangay Chairman of Barangay 228,Zone 21 Tondo, Manila and arrested by RDEU,NCRPO during the implementation of Search Warrant last May 24, 2019 for Violation of R.A. 9165.
The seized pieces of evidence were immediately brought to the PNP Crime Laboratory Office for qualitative examination.
Criminal complaints for violation of Section 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) and Direct Assault on a Person of Authority are being prepared for filing in court against the suspect.
NCRPO Regional Director PMGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR said, “We will continue to eradicate drug trafficking in NCR with intensified police operations. But more work needs to be done and we need the whole nation to work together and fight this menace.
“We will not stop to stamp out proliferation of illegal drugs alongside our Intensified Cleanliness Policy,” PMGEN ELEAZAR added. ##