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6 nabbed in Pasay anti-drug ops

Six suspected drug personalities including a minor were nabbed in separate operations by intelligence operatives in Pasay City Wednesday night.

Police arrested Shela Tigno, 36; Julius Plasabas, 40; Niño Magboo 31; Marjorie Garces, 29; Rey Fernandez, 40; which are all included in the drug watch-list, and a 17-year-old minor.

Investigation showed that the five were arrested at around 10:45 in the evening inside a room at Galaxy Hotel, located along Taft Ave., Barangay 39, Zone 5, Pasay City.

Authorities confiscated from them one piece of small unsealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu, two pieces of rolled aluminum foils with traces of suspected shabu, one piece of small heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu, and two pieces of disposable lighters.

On the same night at around 10:00 in the evening, Intelligence operatives arrested the minor along Lakandula St., Barangay 66, Zone 8, Pasay City.

Police recovered 15 pieces of small unsealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected dried marijuana leaves, three pieces of small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, three P20 bills, and one black digital weighing scale.

The five suspects will be facing drug charges while the minor will be turned over to the Pasay City Youth Homes for temporary custody. (Dhel Nazario)

Cop ambushed by two motorcycle-riding gunmen in QC

An active police officer was ambushed on Tuesday night by two motorcycle-riding gunmen a kilometer away from the Quezon City Police District headquarters where he was currently assigned.

Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr., QCPD director, identified the victim as Police Officer 3 Rufino Gabis, 47, who was presently assigned at the Cistrict Headquarters Services Support Unit (DHSU) in Camp Karingal.

Police report showed that two men onboard a motorcycle were seen tailing Gabis who driving his white Toyota Fortuner with plate number ABP 5676 along V. Luna Avenue around 8 p.m.

When the victim stopped upon reaching the corner of Kalayaan Avenue, the back rider alighted the motorbike and went to the right side of Gabis’ vehicle where he peppered him with gunshots.

The gunman immediately boarded the motorcycle and escaped.

Gabis died on the spot due to multiple gunshot wounds on his left neck and shoulder.

Meanwhile, operatives recovered inside the victim’s SUV a P300,000 cash, two handguns with same serial number, and some ammunition.

According to Esquivel, Gabus was recently relieved from QCPD-Kamuning Police Station (PS-10) prior to his assignment at the headquarters following reports of “impropriety.”

Further investigation is underway to identify the suspects and the motive behind the ambush. (Alex San Juan)

P1.2-M worth of marijuana seized in front of Manila City Hall

An estimated P1.2-million worth of suspected high-grade marijuana were seized from two suspects during a buy-bust operation conducted in a parking lot in front of the Manila City Hall on Wednesday evening.

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo Eleazar identified the suspects as Mhar Vincent Ramos, 22 and Jeff Colorado, 20 – who were both former Business students and residents of Sta. Mesa, Manila.

Initial investigation showed that the Ermita Police Station (PS-5) Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a buy-bust operation in front of the Manila City Hall along Arroceros Street in Ermita, Manila at 9:40 p.m. on Nov. 7.

A police poseur buyer bought P1,000 worth of marijuana from the suspects, a report showed.

Recovered from the suspects were 168 grams of high-grade marijuana or “kush” with an estimated street value of P252,000 and 7.8 kilos of marijuana dried leaves with an estimated street value of P930,000 placed in snack wrappers.

Eleazar said that the suspects were selling marijuana through social media and their buyers were mostly students. The high-grade marijuana was also suspected from the United States.
The suspects will be facing charges of violation of Republic Act 9165 o Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Erma Edera)

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