Authorities arrested three high-value targets drug suspects and seized P5.4 million worth of shabu from them in a buy-bust operation in Pasig City, National Capital Regional Office (NCRPO) chief Brig. Gen. Jonnel Estomo said on Sunday.
Estomo identified the suspects as Mohaimen Rangaig, 26, tagged as a regional high-value individual (HVI), ranked No. 5; Matet Makebel, 33 and Isabel Tobosa, 26, both tagged as HVIs.
The Pasig City Police Station-Drug Enforcement Unit arrested the suspects in a drug bust operation conducted at around 5:05 p.m. Saturday at 683 R. Castillo St., Barangay Kalawaan in Pasig.
The police confiscated an estimated 800 grams of suspected shabu with a standard drug price of P5.4 million from the suspects.
The suspects and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the station for filing of appropriate charges and subsequently referred to NHQ-Forensic Unit, Camp Crame, Quezon City, for a drug test and laboratory examination of drug evidence.
Estomo lauded the effort of operatives under the leadership of Eastern Police District acting district director Col. Wilson Asueta and Pasig Police officer-in-charge Col. Celerino Sacro Jr. for a job well done.
In Caloocan City, Mayor Dale Gonzalo Malapitan personally expressed his appreciation and commended Caloocan City Police Station (CCPS) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Regional Office National Capital Region (PDEA-RO NCR) for seizing illegal drugs worth P10 million in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 177.
The suspect was identified as Mark Anthony Ferrer, 38 years old.
The said suspect will face charges in violation of Section 5 and Section 11 of R.A. 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.