NCRPO Chief PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS lauds the successful Synchronized Enhanced Managing of Police Operations (SEMPO) conducted by the operatives of Meisic Police Station (PS-11), Manila Police District which led to the arrest of their Top 7 Drug Watch Listed person along CM Recto Avenue corner San Bernardo Street, Brgy. 305, Sta. Cruz, Manila at around 1:12 AM of July 18, 2020.
According to the initial report, the operation stemmed from intelligence information gathered following a series of monitoring and surveillance regarding the illegal drug activity of one alias “TONTON”, and his cohorts. This prompted the police officers to conduct SEMPO and buy-bust operation against the suspect.
Arrested during the operation was ANTHONY CUNANAN y ROQUE alias “TONTON”, 35 years old, Single and a Street Dweller along F. Torres Street, Brgy. 304, Sta. Cruz, Manila.
Recovered from the suspect were the following pieces of evidence thus:
– One (1) piece Five Hundred Peso Bill (500.00), utilized as Buy-bust money, bearing serial numbers SJ720140 with marking PS11, placed below the lower left serial numbers for identification;
– One (1) Brown Coin Purse; and
– Thirteen (13) pieces of small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, with an estimated weight of more or less 5 grams and a Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) street value worth Php 34,000.00.
The physical markings and inventory of seized pieces of evidence was conducted in the place of apprehension and in the presence of the suspect and mandatory witnesses in the persons of Kagawad Francisco Dagandara of Barangay 660-A Zone 71, District V, Ermita, Manila and Media Representative and Danny Garendola of Smart Journal.
The suspect is presently detained under the custody of Meisic Police Station prior to the filing of charges for Violation of Section 5 (Selling of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 11 (Illegal Possession of Dangerous Drugs) Article II of RA 9165 otherwise known as “An Act Instituting the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002”.
“I commend the successful series of operation conducted by the operatives of Meisic Police Station which led to the arrest of this drug personality and seizure of illegal drugs. The series of anti-illegal drug operations being conducted further reflected our commitment to intensify our fight against illegal drugs for the people of Metro Manila,” said PMGEN SINAS.