QCPD arrests 4 drug suspects in separate buy-bust operations

admin   •   February 20, 2019   •   1720

Alleged shabu pushers arrested at the corner of Quezon Avenue and Agham Road during a buy-bust operation

Police authorities have confirmed the activities of three male shabu traffickers in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City at dawn on Wednesday (February 20).

The Cubao Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Ariel Aldovino, 52 years old; Jaime Bonita, 56; and Jonathan Labsan, 40 at the corner of Quezon Avenue and Agham Road during the said drug deal.

Authorities found out that the three had already surrendered under Oplan Tokhang yet they still continued with their illegal activities.

Seized from the suspects were twenty-six sachets of suspected shabu, several drug paraphernalia, and the buy-bust money.

Meanwhile, another drug pusher was arrested for allegedly selling shabu while he was checked in at an apartelle in Quezon City.

The suspect, identified as 22-year old Angelo John Ramin, alias Bunso, was also a drug surrenderee.

Recovered from Ramin were twenty-seven sachets of suspected shabu.

PSInsp Ramon Aquiatan, Jr. said, “yung confidential informant natin, nagspunta rito kagabi at pinagbigay-alam nga na nakakabili siya doon sa ating target. Itong madaling araw, itong 5:30, ay isinagawa po natin ‘yung buy bust operation at doon po nahuli natin itong target na ito [Our informant came here last night and informed us that he was able to purchase from our target. At 5:30 this morning, we conducted the buy-bust operation and arrested the target].”

All the arrested suspects will face violation of Republic act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 charges. — Maris Federez (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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Police rule out terrorism in QC resto blast

Robie de Guzman   •   July 11, 2019

The blast that rocked a Korean restaurant in Quezon City early Thursday morning was not a terror attack, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) said.

Police said an explosive went off at past 12:00 a.m. in front of a Korean restaurant in Scout Tuazon Street, Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City.

Authorities said no one was hurt in the incident, but two vehicles parked nearby sustained damages.

The explosion alarmed many residents in the area.

“May biglang sumabog diyan, may narinig kaming napakalakas na pagsabog. Pero wala naman kaming nakita na kahina-hinalang tao o ano man. Wala namang sasakyang umalis. Pero daanan talaga ‘yan. May mga dumadaan diyan,” said Lebanan Picardal who mans a consumer outpost near the blast site.

A police report cited witnesses who said a man wearing denim pants and a black shirt passed by and placed a suspicious item in the the area several moments before the explosion went off.

“Mayroon tayong witness na nagsasabi na casually na naglakad ‘yung ating suspek na lalaki,” said Police Lt. Col. Louise Benjie Tremor, commander of QCPD Kamuning Police Station.

“Siguro ‘yung kaniyang edad nasa 30 years old pataas siya at estimated na height ay 5’6” in height at iyon po ‘yung tinitingnan natin na nakasuot po siya ng black na t-shirt at maong,” Tremor added.

Although investigation is still ongoing, the QCPD has ruled out terrorism because the blast occurred while the restaurant was closed.

“Ina-assure natin sa publiko po na hindi ito terror attack na nangyari. So, kasi itong pinangyarihan naman, lahat nitong establishments at ‘yung mga adjacent establishment ay closed na sila,” Tremor said.

Authorities are yet to determine the possible motive and the suspect behind the incident. (with details from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 18, 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.)

7 nabbed in separate Quezon City drug bust ops

Robie de Guzman   •   June 13, 2019

(left-right) Drug suspects arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted in Luzon Avenue and Tandang Sora

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.)


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