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Tanod, two other men arrested for drug peddling

A barangay official and two other suspected drug peddlers were arrested in a buy-bust operation Tuesday in Pandacan, Manila.

Police identified the three suspects as 24-year-old Geomari Gian Santos of 2207 Taal Street, Brgy. 870, Singalong, Manila, 54-year-old Florentina Malbog of 2013 Kahilum 2, Pandacan, Manila and 57-year-old barangay tanod, Ronnie Acquin of 2909 Road 2, Bo. Obrero, Pandacan, Manila.

Santos, Malbog and Acquin were arrested during the wee hours of February 13, 2018, in a buy-bust operation led by PS/Insp. Edwin Fuggan along Road 2, Bo. Obrero, Pandacan Manila.

Police authorities seized eight pieces of heat-sealed plastic sachets containing substances suspected to be shabu.

The recovered drug evidences together with the P300 worth of buy-bust money were brought to Manila Police District-Crime Laboratory Office for examination and safe-keeping.

The suspects will face charges for Violation of R.A. 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 before the city prosecutor office. (Hans Amancio)

Five held for illegal gambling

Five men, including a teenager, were arrested for illegal gambling and possession of illegal drugs Monday in separate incident in Manila.

Police identified the first three suspects as 47-year-old Allan Reyes of 1719 Kalahi St., Punta Sta. Ana, Manila, 31-year-old waiter Randy Calimbas of 2410 Oro A St., San Andres Bukid, Manila, and 23-year-old construction worker Erwin Reyes of 2329 Arellano St., Sta. Ana, Manila.

Elements of Dagonoy Police Community Precinct (PCP) received a call from a concerned citizen regarding an alleged illegal gambling incident involving the three suspects.

Arresting officers took action and arrested the three suspects along Tejeron St., corner Sagrada Familia St., San Andres Bukid, Manila, around 4 p.m. on February 12, 2018.

Authorities recovered two small heat-sealed plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu, three P1 coins used as flippers, two pieces of P100 bill, two pieces of P50 bill and two pieces of P20 bill with a total amount of P343.

The seized evidences were brought to Manila Police District-Crime Laboratory Office for further examination and safe-keeping.

The suspects were temporarily detained at Police Station-6 Detention Facility and will face charges for violation of R.A. 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and P.D. 1602 or Illegal Gambling.

Meanwhile, two others, including a teenager, were nabbed for similar violations in Tondo, Manila.

Case investigator PO3 Donato Godoy identified the suspects as 34-year-old Alfie Abcede of No. 1299 Tayabas St., Tondo, Manila and 19-year-old Jay-Ar Sayno of No. 3192 of 12 Pilar St., Tondo, Manila.

Elements of Tayuman PCP led by PS/Insp. Ness Vargas were reportedly conducting an Anti-Criminality operation when they chanced upon the two suspects engaging themselves in a form of illegal gambling called “Cara y Cruz”.

Arresting officers seized two small heat-sealed plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu, three pieces of P1 coin used as flippers and P300 bet money.

The suspects will face charges for violation of R.A. 9165 and P.D. 1602. (Hans Amancio)

5 families rendered homeless by fire

Five families woke up to the sight of their burning houses when a fire that reached second alarm occurred in a residential area in Caloocan City Tuesday morning.

FO1 Zoren Cabagay of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said the fire broke out from the ceiling of a two-storey apartment of Gina Asido along Gregoria De Jesus Street in Barangay 138, Bagong Barrio around 7:19 a.m.

The blaze immediately spread to the nearby apartment which was also made of light materials, the BFP said.

At least 10 fire trucks responded to extinguish the fire until it was declared out at 8:09 a.m.

No one was hurt in the fire while the damage to property was pegged at around P300,000.

Arson investigators are looking at faulty electrical wiring as a possible cause of the fire. (Kate Javier)

Student, friend nabbed for disrespect for cops

A criminology student and his former girlfriend were nabbed after they allegedly disrespected two police officers at a checkpoint in Caloocan City on Monday night, police said.

PO1 Mark Julius Pajaron, investigator on the case, identified the student as John Christopher Tado, 21, and his former girlfriend was Marimar Artienda, 21. Both are residents of Caloocan City.

Elements of Police Community Precinct 1 were conducting a checkpoint along General Tinio Street around 10:30 p.m. when they noticed that Tado and Artienda were drunk onboard a motorcycle.

Authorities issued a violation ticket which was then torn by Tado.

Both suspects then uttered bad words, PO1 Mervin Manalili, one of the arresting officers said.

Tado and Artienda admitted what they did, saying they were just under the influence of alcohol.

Charges of resistance and disobedience to a person in authority and unjust vexation were filed against Tado and Artienda who are now detained at the Caloocan police detention cell. (Kate Javier)

 

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