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Couple nabbed in San Juan buy-bust op

A live-in couple was nabbed by police in a buy-bust operation in San Juan City Wednesday.

Police Col. Ariel Fulo, city police chief, identified the suspects as Marvic Saljob, 29; and Bendelyn Reyes, 35.

The couple was nabbed by members of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit along F. Roman Street in Barangay Balong Bato at around 3:45 a.m.

An undercover cop was able to strike a deal with the duo for P500 worth of suspected shabu, police said.

When the suspects handed over the illegal drugs to the police poseur buyer, operatives quickly nabbed them.

Police also seized another sachet of suspected shabu from Reyes.

Police Capt. Edwin Malabanan, Station Drug Enforcement Unit chief, said it was the first time that the couple made a drug deal in San Juan after Mandaluyong City Police have strictly monitored their illegal drug activities.

Police said the suspects are facing charges for the violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

They are currently detained at the San Juan Police Custodial facility. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

Man arrested for molesting a child in Navotas

Authorities arrested a 42-year-old man after allegedly molesting a 16-year-old girl and offering her bribes in exchange of doing him favors in Navotas City Wednesday night.

Police identified the suspect as Celestino Polido Jr., painter, resident in Navotas City.

Investigation showed the victim’s father told police of Polido’s activity after his daughter told him about it.

Acting on the said complaint, members of Navotas City police immediately conducted an operation at the suspect’s house around 6:30 p.m., leading to his arrest.

Police said that Polido had been offering the victim various bribes, including buying her clothes and giving her money, in exchange of doing him sexual favors for almost two months until his arrest.

Police said that Polido, who is now under their custody, might face rape and simple seduction charges. (Joseph Pedrajas)

Three sisters nabbed over P20K worth of ‘shabu’ in QC

Three sisters were arrested by the police after yielding more than P20,000 worth of shabu in a drug sting in Quezon City on Wednesday night.

Quezon City Police District’s Novaliches Police Station (PS-4) commander, Lt. Col. Rossel Cejas, identified the suspects as Carmie Miranda, 35, Honelyn Miranda, 29, and Marylyn Miranda, 27, all residents of Barangay Gulod, Novaliches.

Also nabbed with the siblings was their cohort Johna Gordon, 39.

Police said Honelyn had a previous case for illegal drugs but was released through plea bargaining.

Initial police report showed that the group were involved in illegal drug activities prompting authorities to conduct a buy-bust against them.

An undercover police officer transacted with the women at No. 54B Interior Masaya in Barangay Gulod resulting in their arrest.

Confiscated from the group were 10 sachets of shabu weighing at least three grams with an estimated street value of P20,400, a mobile phone used in the transaction and the buy-bust money.

The suspects were charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Alexandria San Juan)

Korean national nabbed after beating performers in Pasay

A Korean national was arrested after beating a performer/singer and shouted invectives to responding policemen at the Resort World Manila on Thursday in Pasay City.

Pasay City police chief P/Colonel Bernard Yang identified the arrested suspect as Luk Perry, 30.

Base on the report submitted by Yang to the Southern Police District (SPD), the suspect was arrested at about 3:15 Thursday morning at the casino area of the Resort World Manila, Newport Boulevard, Pasay City.

Prior to the suspect’s arrest, it was learned that the Pasay City police received a call from the said hotel that a Korean national was creating trouble at the said casino.

The suspect, likewise, had earlier badmouthed and beat the victim identified as Shirley Del Rosario, 47, recording artist, a resident of Taguig City.

When responding policeman came to the scene, the suspect reportedly resisted arrest and even shouted invectives at the operatives until Perry was handcuffed and was later brought to the police station for proper documentation.

Charges of physical injury, oral defamation, alarm and scandal, and resisting arrest were filed against the suspect who is now at the detention facility of the Pasay City police. (Jean Fernando)

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