by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Two suspected drug peddlers led police on a chase through a market in Barangay Commonwealth in Quezon City during a buy-bust operation early Tuesday morning (May 21).
Operatives of the Drug Enforcement Unit of the Batasan Police Station in Quezon City launched the intel-driven anti-illegal drug operation, targeting a certain alias Toto.
But while the illegal sale of drugs was being executed, the two other drug sellers who came with Toto, identified as Rey Mercano and Mojahed Tahir, sensed that they were dealing with cops.
This led to a confrontation, with Mercano and Tahir taking off while alias Toto managed to evade arrest.
“Na-consummate po ‘yung palitan ng droga kaso lang nung nalaman nung mga suspek na pulis pala ‘yung katransaksyon nila, bali nagpaputok po ‘yung may 3-2 (baril), si alyas Toto,” said Police Lt. Harry Basilla, chief of Intel/Drug Enforcement Unit of the Batasan Police Station.
Mercano and Tahir tried to get away from cops while on board a vehicle but were later apprehended along Tandang Sora Avenue.
The pursuit ended when the tires of the suspects’ getaway vehicle were busted by bullets fired by police officers.
“Makikipagkita daw po kami. Tapos yun po, makikipagkita kami sa kukuha niyan, ng drugs, ta’s ‘yun po tapos bigla pong dumating yung mga pulis. Bigla pong natakot po kami, nataranta po kami sir eh. Tumakbo po kami hanggang dito po kami umabot,” Mercano said.
Recovered from the suspected were eight grams of suspected shabu estimated to be worth P54,000.
Mercano and Tahir will face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
A manhunt operation has been launched for alias Toto. (with details from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
by Aileen Cerrudo | Posted on Friday, June 21st, 2019
A Philippine National Police (PNP) intelligence officer was shot dead near Camp Crame in Quezon City Friday morning (June 21).
According to Cubao Police Station Commander PLtCol. Giovanni, 49-year-old Police Staff Sergeant Fernando Diamzon just left Camp Crame on a motorcycle with his colleague.
Two suspects, also riding a motorcycle, approached them and shot Diamzon seven times. His colleague, meanwhile, was unharmed.
“According doon sa witness natin, initially may narinig siyang putok akala nga nila noong una ay galing sa gulong nila. Pagkatapos ng putok na galing sa likod ay nakita na lang niya na may sumulpot sa unahan niya habang moving sila ay may pumutok pa sa unahan. We are looking for two suspects on board a motorcycle, (Our witness said, he initially heard gunshots which they thought came from their tires. Afterwards, he saw [a motorcycle] drove past them and began shooting),” he said.
The suspects were able to escape immediately after shooting the victim.
Caliao added that the investigation is still ongoing and the suspects might have been monitoring the suspects because they seemed to know when Diamzon’s shift ends.
“Tinitingnan po natin dito iyong anggulo since PNP member siya ay tinitingnan po natin iyong work related, pero hindi po natin inaalis ang possibility na may iba pang anggulo o motibo, (We are looking into other angles. Since he is a PNP member, we are studying if it is work related. However, we are not dismissing other angles),” he said.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)
by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Seven individuals suspected of dealing drugs, including a police asset and a pregnant woman, were arrested in separate buy-bust operations conducted in Quezon City on Thursday morning.
In an operation launched in Luzon Avenue in Pasong Tamo around 2 a.m., members of the Quezon City Police District nabbed two drug suspects who were former detainees charged with drug selling and possession. They were both released from jail last June 6.
Two others, including a five-month pregnant woman, were also arrested at the scene.
Seized from them were 10 grams of suspected shabu estimated to be worth P68,000, a weighing scale and other drug paraphernalia.
Shortly after the said operation in Luzon avenue, authorities then swooped in on another area in the corners of Tandang Sora and Congressional Avenue extension which yielded the arrest of three individuals.
The suspects include a police asset who helped police in a previous drug buy-bust operation.
Seized from them were several plastic sachets of suspected shabu.
All suspects are now facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (with details from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Monday, June 10th, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – Police seized P6.8 million worth of shabu from three drug suspects nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Manila on Monday.
The operation was conducted at past 1 a.m. along Osmeña Road and Vito Cruz Street in Manila by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Drug Enforcement Unit, Manila Police District Station 6 and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-NCR.
The suspects, identified as Rudy Kidlat, Mark Anthony Alcantara, and Rona Valenzuela, are allegedly connected to a Chinese criminal group operating in Metro Manila and Cavite province.
The suspects were placed under surveillance for more than a month, according to the NCRPO.
Authorities confiscated 1,000 grams of shabu and a vehicle allegedly used in the delivery of illegal drugs.
Arrested suspects will face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
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