Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office



As the Team-NCRPO continuously strengthens the campaign against illegal drugs, the NCRPO Regional Director, PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS lauded the Northern Police District – District Drug Enforcement Unit and District Special Operations Unit for busting the suppliers of illegal drugs in Tondo and confiscating more than 1 kilo of suspected dried Marijuana leaves and fruiting tops amounting to DDB value of Php126,000.00 on August 28, 2020 at Caloocan City.

Arrested suspects were relatives (uncle and nephew), identified as Ryan Sean Cleofas y Reyes, 38 years old, and Johnver Cleofas a.k.a “Jayver”, 21 years old, both residents of District 1, Tondo, Manila. They were assessed by police intelligence as drug suppliers in Tondo and nearby cities.

The successful arrest of the suspect is a result of a week-long surveillance and joint efforts of the Northern Police District-District Drug Enforcement Unit and District Special Operations Unit.

Investigation disclosed that after all the relevant information about the suspects were gathered and verified, the police operatives immediately conducted an intelligence driven buy-bust operation along Samson Road near corner Lapu-lapu St., Caloocan City fronting Puregold Monument Branch against suspects.

While the suspects and the poseur buyer of the NPD-DDEU were dealing the drug transaction, the police operatives immediately effected the arrest. Confiscated from suspects’ possession were: one (1) piece long rolled suspected dried Marijuana leaves and fruiting tops wrapped with color black plastic and brown packaging tape and one (1) piece medium size transparent self-sealing plastic containing suspected dried Marijuana leaves and fruiting tops with a total estimated weight of more or less one (1) kilo and 50 grams with Standard Drug Price amounting to Php126,000.00; one (1) piece color gray and green backpack; two (2) pieces genuine Php1,000.00 bill incorporated with thirty (30) pieces Php1,000.00 boodle money used as buy-bust money; and One (1) unit Yamaha Nmax motorcycle.

The uncle and nephew Cleofas will be presented before Caloocan City Prosecutors Office for inquest proceedings for violations of Section5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs); Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs); Section 26 in relation to Section 5 (Conspiracy) under Article ll of R.A. 9165 and Article 151 of the RPC (Resistance and Disobedience Upon an Agent of Person in Authority).

Witnesses during the markings and inventory of the recovered pieces of evidence were Barangay Kagawad Enrico Fernando of Barangay 76, Caloocan City and Mr. Ismael “Ka Maeng” Santos of Bulgar Tabloid as Media Representative.

“The arrest of these suspects would lessen the proliferation of illegal drugs in Tondo and nearby areas, nevertheless, Team NCRPO will not be lenient in our intelligence operations against illegal drug suppliers, traders and pushers. It is our mission and commitment to get rid of the lawless elements in the community to save and secure the innocent and would-be victims”, PMGEN SINAS said.