Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) have arrested 10 individuals in an Anti-Drug Operation in Sitio Kabatuhan, Barangay Gen. T. De Leon, Valenzuela City, Tuesday afternoon.
The arrested drug suspects were nabbed for operating a drug den and using illegal drugs.
Among the arrested were Marla Bersola and alias “Kalbo” who were also the subject of the operation.
Seized from the group was several sachets of shabu inside a house which was turned into a drug den.
“Nakita nyo naman sa surveillance video na gamitan itong bahay na ito. Pinakita naman namin sa inyo bago tayo nag operate (You saw on the surveillance video that this house is being used as a drug den. We showed you before we began the operation),” PDEA NCR- Regional Director Ismael Fajardo Jr. said.
“Sabihin na nating small time ito pero sa kanila talaga ang bagsak ng droga. Saan man galing ang droga, dito sa consumer bumabagsak . . . dapat nating tutukan lahat. Kasi kung maubos natin itong consumer, precisely wala ng magbebenta at wala nang bibili, ganun po kahalaga ito,” he added.
(They may be “small time” but drugs still ended up with them. Wherever the drugs came from, it will still end up with the consumers…all should be monitored. Because once we eradicate the consumers, there will be no more sellers because there’s no one to sell drugs to. That’s how significant this is.)
One of the suspects denied the allegations.
“Hindi ako drug lord, ‘pag’ lord ako. Dumadaan ako sa ‘pag’- subok. Yung nakuha sa akin di sa akin yun. Dapat ginto itinanim niyo hindi bato. Oo, magpapakulong ako pero di sa akin yon,” alias Kalbo said.
(I’m not a drug lord, I’m a ‘pag’ lord. I face ‘pag’subok (challenges in life). The [drugs] they found on me are not mine. You [operatives] should have planted gold not drugs. Yes, I will voluntarily go to jail but those drugs are not mine.)
Meanwhile, eight more individuals were arrested for being inside the house when the raid was executed.
They are now under police investigation. – Rajel Adora | UNTV News & Rescue