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Teen high on drugs nabbed after threatening to kill entire neighborhood

An enraged teenager, allegedly high on drugs, was arrested after threatening to kill his entire neighborhood today in Tondo, Manila.

PO3 Anthony Refuerzo identified the suspect as Allan Dave Berongoy, Jr., 19, of 790 Gate 3, Parola Compound, Tondo, Manila.

Initial investigation revealed that as police officers patrolled along Parola Compound, Tondo, Manila during the wee hours of February 23, a concerned citizen approached them and complained about a commotion apparently caused by Berongoy.

Upon reaching the area, the police officers saw the suspect in a red shirt, aimlessly flailing a bladed weapon on his left hand and shouting out profanities in public.

Berongoy then reportedly shouted, “Lumabas kayo ngayon! Pagpapatayin ko kayo (Get out! I will kill all of you!),” causing disturbance to the neighborhood.

Arresting officers PO1 Helgin Lorena and PO1 Arvin Luyun arrested the raging suspect and brought him to Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center for a medical examination.

Recovered from the suspect are two pieces of plastic sachets containing suspected shabu and a bladed weapon. The evidence was brought to Manila Police District-Crime Laboratory Office for further examination and safekeeping.

The suspect, now under the custody of Moriones-Tondo Police Station, will face charges for Violations of Breach of Peace and R.A. 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Hans Amancio)

Smartphone worth P2ok stolen through ‘Laglag Barya’ modus

A smartphone reportedly worth P20,000 was stolen from a man in a theft incident through a modus operandi today in Ermita, Manila.

SPO1 Mark Xyrus Santos identified the suspects as Harold Royola, 32, of Purok 4, Barangay Manaol, Nagcarlan, Laguna and Albino Estrada, 38, of Purok Kanluran, Barangay Dayan, Calauan, Laguna.

Initial investigation revealed that the victim, Paul Amper, 38, of #555 San Andres, Malate, Manila was onboard a jeepney passing through A. Mabini St., Ermita, Manila on February 22 at around 8:30 a.m.

The suspects reportedly boarded the same jeepney and posed themselves as passengers. Royola allegedly started to perform a modus called “Laglag Barya” and purposely dropped pieces of coins behind the victim, prompting the latter to move.

Meanwhile, Estrada, who was also seated beside Amper, reportedly took the victim’s phone from his right pocket while his cohort had the victim’s attention.

As they reached Ma. Orosa St., the victim got off the vehicle and noticed that his phone was missing.

Amper then confronted the suspects, who were seated on the outermost part of the jeepney. In response, Estrada claimed that the victim’s phone fell on the ground when he got off the vehicle.

The victim went back to the said area and still failed to find his phone, prompting him to call the attention of patrolling officers around the area.

PO1 Arjay Victor Dysangco and PO1 Nolimar Valdez, both assigned at the Tourist Police Unit, responded to the victim’s complaint and confronted Royola and Estrada. Both the suspects were arrested after Estrada voluntarily surrendered the stolen item.

The stolen smartphone, a Samsung ON 5, was recovered and returned to the victim.

The suspects were brought to Ermita Police Station and will face charges for a case of theft. (Hans Amancio)

P1.5 M worth of shabu seized during buy-bust op in Bulacan

Around P1.5 million worth of “shabu” were seized from five alleged big time drug suppliers, including three teenagers, during a buy-bust operation in Bulacan on Wednesday.

Anti-narcotics agents from the Northern Police District (NPD) arrested Jun Jun Sarri, 17, Alsamil Ismael, 18; Adih Aklabul, 18; Yasser Onggo and Almajar Pailan. All are jobless and natives of Zamboanga City.

Senior Inspector Cecilio Tomas, NPD drug enforcement unit chief, said they arrested the five men after they handed over sachets of shabu worth P3,000 to a police poseur-buyer in front of their apartment in Meycauayan, Bulacan around 11:45 p.m.

Upon search, police yielded 15 packs of shabu weighing 650 grams in total inside the bag of Sarri. Each pack was worth P100,000 in streer value, Tomas said.

“The operation was conducted after other arrested drug suspects identified them as big-time sources of illegal drugs operating across CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Navotas),” Tomas said.

The five men allegedly transported at least 300 grams of illegal drugs from Bulacan to CAMANAVA, particularly in Caloocan City, every three days, Tomas added.

The NPD-DEU has yet to determine if the arrested men had previous criminal records.

Charges for violation of Sections 5, 11, and 26 of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the five men who are now detained at the NPD detention cell. (Kate Louise Javier)

9 people nabbed during buy-bust ops in Caloocan City

Nine people, including four women, were nabbed during a buy-bust operation conducted in an alleged drug den in Caloocan City on Thursday night.

Authorities from the city police’s drug enforcement unit led by Senior Insp. Allan Hernandez arrested 40-year-old driver Jonie Santos after he handed over a sachet of shabu worth P400 to a police poseur-buyer in front of an alleged drug den on Samson Road in Barangay 73.

Santos, a resident of Malabon City who had a previous drug case, was targeted after police received information about his alleged illegal activities, said case investigator SPO2 Peter Joseph Villanueva.

In an interview, Santos admitted that he is a drug user but denied selling illegal drugs.

Meanwhile, police then caught eight other people in an alleged pot session inside the drug den. They were identified as Ignacio Macaya, 55, driver, of Malabon City; Francis Macaya, 23, helper, of Malabon City; Jonathan Lavina, 33, jobless, of Malabon City; Jan Justin Peñaflor, 25, jobless, of Caloocan; Johaina Gamboa, 26, vendor, of Caloocan; Lailani Viscaya, 27, vendor, of Caloocan; Danica Dionisio, 26, jobless, of Caloocan; and Jackie Lacson, 35, jobless, of Caloocan.

Seized from the suspects were two heat-sealed plastic sachets of alleged shabu and drug paraphernalia.

Charges will be filed against the nine suspects who are now detained at the Caloocan police detention cell. (Kate Louise Javier)

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