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2 drug suspects arrested in Pasig City buy-bust

Two alleged drug peddlers were apprehended with sachets of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in Pasig City early Saturday morning.

Senior Supt. Rizalito Gapas, Pasig police chief, identified the suspects as Jepong De Guzman, 25; and Sammy Salasibar, 48. Both are residents of Barangay Rosario, Pasig.

Members of the Pasig police Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) conducted a drug sting against De Guzman and Salasibar in Rodriguez Compound in Barangay Rosario around 1 a.m.

They arrested the suspects after an undercover policeman was able to purchase a sachet of suspected shabu from De Guzman and Salasibar, investigators said.

Prior to the operation, it was learned that the two suspects were selling illegal drugs in the area.

Seized from them were seven sachets of suspected shabu and the P200 marked money.

De Guzman and Salasibar are now held at the Pasig police headquarters’ detention cell. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

2 drug suspects nabbed in Malabon

Two alleged drug pushers were arrested in MacArthur Highway corner University Avenue, Barangay Potrero, Malabon City on Saturday morning.

Arrested were identified as Randy Ordejon, 48; and Marivic Ordejon, 34; both jobless and residents of Gumamela Extension, Gen. T. De Leon, Valenzuela City.

Elements of the Malabon City Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit conducted the buy-bust at about 3:30 a.m.

Investigation showed that the two were arrested after a poseur buyer transacted a drug deal with them.

Retrieved from the suspects were 11 sachets of suspected shabu and the marked money.

The retrieved pieces of evidence will be turned over to the Northern Police District Crime Laboratory Office at Valenzuela City for laboratory examination.

The suspects, who are now under police custody, will be charged for violating section 5 and section 11 of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Minka Tiangco)

4 drug suspects arrested in Caloocan City

Four drug suspects, including a minor, were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Caloocan City early Saturday morning, police said.

Police identified the suspects as Roselyn Osorio, alias “Amat,” 18, jobless, Barangay 118, Caloocan City; Niño Visco, 21, of Louis Asistio Street, Barangay 3, Caloocan City; Crisanto Cagitla, 43, of General San Miguel, Barangay B, Caloocan City; both jeepney drivers; and a 15-year-old construction worker alias “Totoy.”

Investigation showed that Osorio and Totoy were the targets of the buy-bust operation launched by the drug enforcement unit of the Caloocan City Police Station in BMBA Compound, 3rd Avenue, 2nd Street, Barangay 118 at around 4 a.m.

Visco and Cagitla were arrested after being seen in the area. The suspects were arrested after a poseur buyer was able to purchase a sachet of suspected shabu worth P200 from Osorio.

Three sachets of suspected shabu were recovered from the suspects.

The suspects were later brought to the Caloocan City Police Station for investigation. They will face charges for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, police said. (Minka Tiangco)

6 nabbed in Manila buy bust

Police collared six drug suspects in a buy-bust operation in Pandacan, Manila Friday evening.

Arrested were Antonio Hizon, 30; Rolando Besilla, 47; Thelma Besilla, 55; Jelly Ace Quismorio, 28; Theodore Dones, 37; and Lito Icaro, 53—all residents of Manila.

Police said the operation was conducted on Zamora Street, Pandacan, Manila at about 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Investigation showed Hizon was first arrested after a poseur buyer bought a sachet of suspected shabu worth P500 from him. Five other suspects were also arrested.

Thirteen sachets of suspected shabu and P500 marked money were recovered from the suspects.

Police said the suspects will be charged for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Erma Edera)

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