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2 drug suspects caught in the act of drug use

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018

Drug suspects caught in the act of using drugs

MANILA, Philippines — Two drug suspects were caught in the act of using alleged illegal drugs in Barangay Pag-asa, Binangonan, Rizal.

The suspects were identified as Marc Adrian Lipio, 26, and Narl Jay Fernandes, 24.

Two sachets of suspected shabu and other drug paraphernalia were confiscated by the authorities in the operation.

“Yung ating mga tao, may mga impormante kasi kami — mga concerned citizen na nagsabi na mayroon daw na naggagamitan ng shabu. Ayun, kayo naman nakakita kanina. Inamin naman mismo nung dalawa na talagang gumagamit sila. At yung nakuha sa kanila, kabibili lang daw nila,” said Binangonan police chief PSupt. Eduardo Deluna Balita.

(Our informants, they are concerned citizens who told us about these shabu drug users.  As you have seen earlier, the two admitted to using illegal drugs.  The drugs that were confiscated from them were newly bought.

Based on the investigation, a drug dealer alias George sold drugs to the suspects.

The two admitted to possessing the seized drugs.

“Opo. Minsan na nga lang. Wala po eh. Natyempohan e,” said Lipio.

(Yes, but we only use it sometimes. It was bad timing.)

The two will face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. — UNTV News & Rescue

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PDEA destroys over P2-B worth of illegal drugs

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, March 24th, 2018

PDEA Chief Director General Aaron Aquino shows to the media a bag from the P2-billion worth of confiscated illegal drugs bound for destruction.

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency  (PDEA) destroyed more than 1,000 kilograms of illegal drugs worth P 2.56 billion on Friday morning.

The illicit drugs which were destroyed through thermal decomposition include methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, marijuana, cocaine, ephedrine and several expired drugs.

According to PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino, it was the agency’s second-biggest destruction of illegal drugs.

“The first one was actually sometime in November when we destroyed about 6 billion worth of dangerous drugs,” said the director general.

Aquino noted that the agency still has to destroy around P 9-billion worth of illicit drugs.

Meanwhile, PDEA will ask for additional funds for next year to strengthen the agency’s capacity in its fight against illegal drugs. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Suspected drug pusher nabbed in Caloocan City

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Through a search warrant, the police raided the home of a drug pusher in Gomez Street, Barangay Bagong Barrio, Caloocan City.

Authorities confiscated a .25 caliber pistol, 12 sachets of suspected shabu worth P60, 000; a sachet of marijuana and several drug paraphernalia in the house of the suspect identified as Kelvin Dilao.

 

PNP-Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Jemar Modequillo said that the suspect had been under surveillance for a long period.

“He was released from prison just recently. His case was frustrated murder. He was facing other charges like shooting,” said Modequillo.

Dilao will also face other charges including illegal possession of firearms and possession of illegal drugs.

Meanwhile, the Lipa City PNP arrested in a buy-bust operation last night a certain Rene Marundan.

Authorities seized from Marundan 10 grams of suspected shabu worth P20,000.

“He was a former prisoner with the same case. He was released from prison last December 12,” said Lipa City chief of police PSupt. Meliton Salvadora.

In follow up operation, Caloocan City police arrested a certain Marvin Brillabrille after he robbed a taxicab driver yesterday.

The taxicab driver was able to immediately report the incident to the police.

The suspect stole the P3,000 earnings of the driver and his taxicab keys.

Brillabrille is a known notorious holdupper in Bagong Barrio.

The suspect denied the allegations.

“It’s just accusations. The CCTV will prove if it was really me,” said the suspect.

“We are appealing to victims of holdup to come forward.  They might be able to identify this man,” said the Caloocan police chief.

Brillabrille is currently detained at the Caloocan City police headquarters and is now facing charges of robbery holdup.

Authorities are also searching for his accomplice identified as alias Chololing. — Rajel Adora | UNTV News & Rescue

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NCRPO vows to level up efforts against illegal drugs this year

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, January 11th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The number of illegal drug users ballooned during the period when the Philippine National Police (PNP) was not part of the war on drugs campaign of the government.

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Police Director Oscar Albayalde said illegal users had more courage to return to their vice within the two months the PNP has no anti-drug operations.

“Maraming barangay officials na nagsabi na harap-harapan pa sa kanila nagtatarya sila at tapos sasabihin nila, hindi naman kami pwedeng hulihin ng pulis ngayon,” said Albayalde.

(Many barangay officials say illegal drug would conduct a pot session in front of them saying they could not be arrested by policemen.)

Now that the PNP is back to the war on drugs scene, Albayalde vowed to intensify the NCRPO’s anti-illegal drug campaign this year.

According to the general, the Oplan Tokhang and the Oplan Double Barrel of the PNP are effective in resolving the problem in illegal drug use and trading.

“Those millions of people would not have surrendered, and those thousands more would not have been arrested if this campaign is not effective,” said the NCRPO chief.

Proof of this, said the chief of the Metro Manila police, is the lower number of crimes related to illicit drugs in 2017.

He said that illegal drug-related crimes were lower by 18 percent in 2017 compared to the recorded number in 2016.

“The continuous decrease of these eight focused crimes is attributed to the NCRPO’s intensified implementation of Project Double Barrel Alpha, Project Double Barrel Reloaded and the intensified implementation of our enhanced managing police operations,” said the police chief.

Albayalde said the NCRPO will conduct more anti-drug operations this year.

He noted that the police will visit individuals, whose names are on the drug watch list, and will ask them to stop their illegal activity.

The NCRPO chief clarified that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will still focus on high-value targets, while the PNP will go after drug suspects in communities.

The NCRPO has yet to set a date on when its campaign against illegal drugs will begin. — Rajel Adora | UNTV News & Rescue

 

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