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PDEA seizes P5-M worth of suspected ecstasy,cocaine from BGC hotel

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Saturday, June 15th, 2019

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has seized over 2,700 pieces of suspected ecstasy and around 200 grams of suspected cocaine in Taguig City, Friday night (June 14).

PDEA operatives issued a search warrant against Domingo Tanyao Uy Jr. who availed and rented a safety deposit box located in a luxury hotel in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Authorities estimates the 2,750 total pieces of suspected ecstasy are worth over P4.6 million while the 200 grams of suspected cocaine is worth P1.06 million.

They also seized 14 pieces of transparent plastic cartridge suspected to be used for dangerous drugs.

A case for Violation of Section 11 of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against Uy.

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PDEA arrests 15 drug suspects in separate anti-illegal drug operations

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has arrested 15 drug suspects in anti-illegal drug operations in Makati and Quezon City on Tuesday (July 15).

Authorities conducted the operation in Barangay Olympia in Makati City. They seized around 25 grams of suspected shabu and over 100 grams of marijuana estimated to be worth P185,000.

PDEA Regional Special Enforcement Team served a search warrant against group leaders, Almer de Ocampo alias Inday and Ronald Ariola alias Elbi.

Authorities said they have been monitoring the activities of these suspects including their cohorts. A total of 12 individuals were arrested.

Meanwhile, three others were arrested in the anti-illegal drug operation in Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City.

The suspects were identified as Matthew Oliveros (20 years old), Wennalyn Oca (20), John Sobrepena (22).

Authorities seized around one kilo of marijuana with a street value of P120,000.

The 15 suspects will face charges for violating Republic Act no. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.—AAC (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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P68-M worth of shabu seized in farm in Lipa City

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Courtesy : Batangas PIO

P68-M worth of suspected shabu was seized by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police (PNP) in Lipa City, Batangas on Monday (June 24).

By virtue of a search warrant, the joint operatives conducted a search at a farm in Barangay San Francisco in Lipa City.

Authorities arrested Eugene Fernandez who is the caretaker of the said farm. Around 10 kilos of suspected shabu were found inside plastic tea bags which are similar to shabu seized in Metro Manila.

READ: PDEA seizes over P4-M shabu in Taguig

“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)

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3 suspected members of syndicated criminal group nabbed; P6.8-M shabu seized

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Courtesy : NCRPO

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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