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P3.4-M shabu seized in Manila mall drug bust

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

 

Suspect Salahudin Takao Kendayo

 

MANILA, Philippines — A man was arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for selling drugs inside a mall in Manila.

The suspect who hails from Cotabato was identified as Salahudin Tokao Kendayo.

Authorities conducted the buy-bust operation at the mall’s parking area where Kendayo was eventually arrested.

Five sachets of suspected shabu worth P3.4 million were confiscated from the suspect.

“Ang source niya ng drugs ay nanggaling pa sa Alabang and we are still verifying sa initial investigation namin na connected siya sa malaking grupo sa Mindanao na nagbabagsak din hindi lang sa Mindanao but dito sa Metro Manila,” said PDEA team leader operation Gregor Bugalin.

(He sources his drugs from Alabang and we are still verifying our initial investigation that he is connected to a bigger group in Mindanao that supplies drugs not only in Mindanao but also in Metro Manila.)

The suspect said he was just told to transport the drugs by his cousin who is an inmate at the Manila City Jail.

“Pumayag po ako kasi bago lang ako sa Manila tapos yun nga, wala pa akong mahanap na trabaho. Tumawag yung pinsan ko. Inutusan ako bibigyan daw ako ng 5,000,” said the suspect.

(I agreed to it because I’m new in Manila and I couldn’t find a job. My cousin called me up and said he’ll pay me 5,000 for the delivery.)

PDEA said the suspect had been under surveillance for two weeks.

A tip from an informant led to the discovery of the illegal operation Kendayo’s illegal operations.

“The suspect was previously arrested by the PNP in Tondo, Manila for violation of Section 11 Article 2 of RA 9165. Last May 22 he was released on bail,” said Bugalin.

Kendayo expressed regret over his decision to act as a drug mule.

“Natakot din po pero naisip ko sabi ko magkakapera na ko. Hindi ko na naisip na ikakasira pala ng buhay ko,” he said.

(I was also afraid to do it but thought of the money I would be receiving. It never occurred to me that it will ruin my life.)

The suspect is currently detained at PDEA headquarters and will be facing charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. — Victor Cosare

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Notorious drug pusher falls in Agusan del Norte buy-bust

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Philippines — A high value target was arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Caraga and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Barangay Magsaysay, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte on Monday (January 7).

Ernieson Sangguay, 24, is facing drug charges after authorities recovered in his possession three sachets of suspected shabu worth over P20,000.

According to PDEA-Caraga, Sangguay has been on the list of high-value target drug personalities in Caraga region since 2017.

“He is not only involved in illegal drug activity, meron din kaming information na nakuha na allegedly he is also into pagnanakaw and also mga extortion,” said PDEA Caraga regional director III Aileen Lovitos.

PDEA assured of intensified anti-drug operations in Jabongga to cleanse the area of other drug personalities who are still at large.

“Continues pa rin yung ating intellegence build up sa mga iba pang involved diyan sa Jabonga dahil meron pa rin tayong minamanmanan diyan,” said Lovitos. — Raymond Octobre | UNTV News and Rescue

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Online dealer of high-grade marijuana arrested in QC

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2019

 

Drug surrenderer Enrico Zamora (L); Suspect 22-year-old Nigel Nicolas (R)

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Quezon City Police District Station 7 arrested 22-year-old Nigel Nicolas on Thursday night (January 3) in a buy-bust operation after he was caught selling high-grade marijuana on Kalantiyaw St. in Barangay Masagana, Quezon City.

Nicolas allegedly used social media to transact deals with his customers who are mostly students and call center agents working in Cubao area.

QCPD Station 7 commander Police Superintendent Giovanni Hycenth Caliao said that their operatives were able to infiltrate the group chat that the suspect uses to communicate with buyers.

“Nag-umpisa yung ating operasyon sa isang messenger group na napasok po ng ating mga operatiba na itong nakatransakyon, through online, ay ipinagsama yung ating poseur-buyer police operatives doon sa mismong pinagbibilhan ng kush na high grade marijuana,” said Caliao.
A policeman posing as a buyer arranged to meet Nicolas at a mall in Cubao. However, the suspect changed the venue to a location near his residence.

Nicolas admitted to selling marijuana which he sources from the Mountain Province.

“Na ano lang po nung mga kaibigan ko…para po buhayin yung pamilya ko extra income. Isang buwan pa lang po,” he said.

One of the suspect’s customers arrested by the police is drug surrenderer, Enrico Zamora.

“Gusto ko lang tumake… hinahanap lang po ng katawan ko, parang ganun lang po,” Zamora said.

Police recovered from the suspect four medium-sized plastic bags containing suspected marijuana; five small bags of suspected high-grade marijuana known as “kush”; a cellphone; a mountain bike, a black pouch; a P1,000 boodle money and a P500 bill used as buy-bust money. — Gerry Galicia | UNTV News & Rescue

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‘Oplan Biyaheng Ayos’: Passengers’ influx seen in major Manila piers

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, December 21st, 2018

Passengers at the North Port Passenger Terminal

MANILA, Philippines — Rainy weather has not become an obstacle for commuters traveling their way back to their provinces.

In Manila North Harbor Pier on Friday (December 21) the influx of passengers is significantly noted though there are no final data from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) yet on the total number of passengers.

But according to PCG Spokesman Captain Armado Balilo, the number of passengers definitely increased.

As of 6:00 a.m. the number of outbound passengers has reached to 21,423 in 10 major piers across the country.

Commuters are advised not to bring deadly weapons and other sharp objects such as ice pick or knife to avoid delays.  — UNTV News & Rescue

 

 

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