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Traffic enforcer caught sniffing shabu inside MMDA toilet

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2018

The alleged shabu-sniffing traffic enforcer (blurred) at the police station

 

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – A traffic enforcer was arrested after he was caught sniffing shabu inside the lavatory of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) office.

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said they received a report from another employee who saw Aluyen in the act of using illegal drugs.

“May pinapunta akong mga tao. May Intelligence Department kami dito. Mag-isa raw siya. Ang hirap kausap kahit anong imbestiga ang gawin ko. Ang hirap pala kausap ng may tama,” Garcia said during a press briefing on Thursday (September 20).

The enforcer was identified as Rommel Aluyen who has been with the agency for 15 years prior to the arrest.

Garcia already recommended to MMDA Chairman Danny Lim the dismissal of Aluyen and the filing of administrative charges against him. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Joan Nano)

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P4-B worth of shabu ingredients seized in Pasig City

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, November 29th, 2018

PASIG CITY, Philippines — Personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday night (November 28), busted a shabu manufacturing operation in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

In separate buy-bust operations, police have arrested Korean national and alleged chemist, Kim Jong Hee and his Filipino accomplice, Marvin Yu, over suspicion of drug trafficking.

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Director Guillermo Eleazar said the two had been under the surveillance of authorities after receiving information regarding the suspects’ illegal drug activities.

Marvin Yu was the first to be apprehended at a hotel in Caloocan City, Wednesday morning.

Kim Jong Hee on the other hand, made a stop first at a suspicious-looking van parked in Ortigas Center before he was arrested by authorities in front of a hotel in San Juan City.

After Kim’s arrest, PNP operatives returned to the parked van where they discovered several sackful of raw materials, gallons of various chemicals and equipment used in the manufacture of shabu. The van apparently has been in the parking lot for 19 days.

“At the moment, we were able to seize these items and we believe that these are raw materials, precursor, ingredients, equipment, included equipment in manufacturing of shabu,” said Eleazar.

Police found in the suspects’ possession, half a kilo of shabu and 26 sacks of ephedrine which can produce about 300 kilos of shabu with an estimated value of up to P4 billion.

Yu denied the allegations against him and claimed that he is just driving for Kim and would often deliver stuff to different places.

“Hindi ko po alam kung drugs po ba iyan or ano po ‘yan. Hindi ko po tinatanong. First time ko po nakita lahat ‘yan,” he said.

The two suspects are now under PNP custody and will face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

A follow-up operation will be carried out by authorities to find out which group the two possibly belongs to and to track their hidden laboratory. — Asher Cadapan, Jr. | UNTV News & Rescue

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P6.8-M ‘shabu’ recovered in QC buy-bust, couple arrested

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Police arrested two alleged illegal drug couriers in Barangay E. Rodriguez, Quezon City at dawn on Tuesday (November 27).

The suspects have been identified as Ernie Rodriguez, 44, and Teresa Matias, 60.

According to Director Joel Plaza, regional director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-NCR, (PDEA -NCR), the two had been under surveillance for a month.

After authorities confirmed the suspects’ illegal activities, PDEA operatives promptly conducted a buy-bust operation in coordination with the Quezon City Police District.

‘Yung front nila dito ay nagbebenta sila ng gulay, pero may tinatago silang illegal drugs distribution (The suspects were selling vegetables as a front for their illegal drugs distribution activities).”

Police confiscated almost a kilo of suspected shabu from the couple which has an estimated street value of P6.8 million.

The two were allegedly selling shabu by kilos in different parts of Metro Manila and as far as the Bicol region.

The suspects are now under the custody of PDEA and will be facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. — Asher Cadapan, Jr. | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP nabs traffic constable over extortion activity in QC

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

 

The arrest of traffic constable Jose Edu Badal for extortion | Image courtesy to PNP-CITF

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – A traffic constable of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) was arrested after he was caught extorting P2,000 from his supposed victim along Commonwealth Avenue.

According to Commander Romeo Caramat Jr. of the Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF), the suspect identified as Jose Edu Badal was caught in the act of accepting P1,000 from the victim inside a fast food chain in Tandang Sora.

Caramat said it was the suspect who initiated the offer to settle the victim’s violation of driving without a helmet .

“Initially ay humihingi siya ng P2,000 pero nagka aregluhan sila P1,000.  So yun, ginawa natin yung entrapment operation,” said Caramat.

Caramat calls on all of his men to do well in their job especially during Undas when people are expected to flock to cemeteries.

Badal argued that the victim committed multiple violations such as unregistered vehicle and driving without a helmet.

He said he was tempted to accept the money thinking of his sick child.

“Iyong driver din naman po ang nakikiusap. Maging aral po sana at huwag na po nilang gawin iyon. Ako lang talaga ang inaasahan sa amin,” Badal said.

Badal will face charges of robbery extortion because of the incident. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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