By Erma Edera
An estimated P4.4 million of shabu were seized from a suspected drug runner of a “ninja cop” in a buy-bust operation conducted by the joint operatives of Manila Police District (MPD), National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Sampaloc, Manila Tuesday night.
The police identified the suspect as AmelitaSabino, an alleged drug runner of dismissed Police Officer 2 (PO2) Jolly LapuzAliangan, previously assigned to the regional Anti-Illegal Drugs (RAID) Division of NCRPO.
Aliangan has been detained at the Manila City Jail since May 2016 for drug charges and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
Investigation showed that joint operatives of MPD, NCRPO and PDEA conducted a buy-bust operation inside a compound along Palawan Street corner Visayan Street, Sampaloc, Manila at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police said Sabino sold seven packs of suspected shabu to a poseur buyer which led to her arrest.
Recovered from the suspect were seven large packs containing suspected shabu estimated to weigh around 650 grams and P800,000 cash used as marked money.
According to Manila Police Director Supt. Rolando Anduyan, Sabino’s arrest revealed that Aliangan is still involved in drug trafficking activities in Metro Manila and Calabarzon.