“May information nga na may binabagsak na malaking kalidad ng iligal drugs doon sa farm na iyon so nag-apply kami ng search warrant and good enough nag-positive may nakuha tayong 10 kilo ng shabu (We received information about high-quality illegal drugs being dropped off at that farm. So we applied a search warrant and good enough, we seized 10 kilos of shabu),” according to Batangas Provincial Director PCol. Edwin Quillates.
Quillates added that they have been monitoring the activity of Fernandez and have noted that he had been betting P300,000-P350,000 in cockfighting which drew their suspicions.
Authorities tracked that Fernandez does not have a visible source of income since he is only a farm caretaker.
During the search, authorities were also able to seize an unlicensed .45 caliber pistol and two pots of marijuana plant.
Quillates said they will continue their investigation to identify the suspect’s cohorts.—AAC (with reports from Sherwin Culubong)
by Aileen Cerrudo | Posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
The police arrested three suspected members of a syndicated criminal group in Mandaluyong City on Monday evening (June 17).
The National Capital Region Police Office–Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (NCRPO-RDEU), Mandaluyong City police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency–National Capital Region (PDEA-NCR) conducted the buy-bust operation along Shaw Boulevard.
Authorities seized an estimated P6.8 million worth of shabu including a vehicle used by the suspects for illegal drug trade.
The suspects were identified as Raihana Pontino, Aliola Sultan and Jassir Panggaga who are allegedly connected to the syndicated criminal group of Ahmin Buratong.
Authorities also said they have conducted buy-bust operations before but the suspects always managed to elude arrest.
Regional Director of the NCRPO PMGen. Guillermo Eleazar said the arrest possibly had a huge impact on the syndicate’s network.
“So, with the arrest of this group particularly itong babae na ginagamit ng grupo ng Ahmin Buratong group na naniniwala tayo na malaking kabawasan ito doon sa kanilang network sa area ng Metro Manila, (particularly this woman used by the group of Ahmin Buratong. We believe this is a huge loss for their network here in Metro Manila),” he said.
Ahmin Buratong, despite being locked up in New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa for illegal drug trafficking, still continues his illegal operations in Metro Manila and Rizal Province.—AAC (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
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