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QC narcs arrest 7 drug suspects, seize P500,000 in shabu

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 3/23/2019 Manalo, Danny
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Quezon City Police District anti-narcotics operatives arrested 7 drug suspects and seized almost half a million pesos worth of shabu in separate buy-bust operations in three barangays in Quezon City.

Operatives of the Novaliches Police Station's Drug Enforcement Unit transacted for P41,500 worth of shabu with the alleged pusher identified as 46-year-old Roberto Balda alias "Bobby" who instructed them to meet along Tandang Sora Avenue in Barangay Tandang Sora on Wednesday afternoon.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Rossel Cejas, commander of the same station said that upon arrival at the place, Balda told the police decoy and their asset that the shabu they ordered was not available yet because the courier was still traveling all the way from Pasig City.

When the courier arrived, Balda, who at that time was driving a red car, told the asset to approach them near a tricycle terminal.

Shortly after the exchange of shabu, the back-up patrolmen then started arresting the suspects.

First to be arrested was the 15-year-old male who brought the shabu to Balda. Balda on the other hand resisted arrest and fled on foot.

He was collared after a short chase with the arresting officers.

Police Captain Dennis Francisco, chief of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit and Intelligence Branch of the Novaliches Police Station told GMA News that Balda was already arrested in 2018 twice. He added that Balda has one pending drug case.

"Si "Bobby" nakailang huli na yan dalawa na. noong una acquitted yung pangalawa nag bail lang siya. Ang source niya kasi dating taga culiat na lumipat lang ng pasay at itong courier nga nila ay nagpakilalang menor de edad pero hiningan na natin ng Birth Certificate para magpatunay na talagang menor de edad siya," said Francisco.

The same team conducted a buy-bust operation on the wee hours on the same day, this time in Barangay Maharlika also in Quezon City.

A police decoy and an asset transacted P42,500 worth of shabu with a certain alias "TR".

After a short period of time during the transaction, the target suspect who tried to escape, was eventually apprehended by the arresting officer.

The team, headed by Police Master Sargent Jeffrey Mendoza Suba has recovered 1 huge sachet of shabu amounting P170,000 and buy-bust money from alias "TR" who was later identified as 27-year-old Steve Brian Samson.

In another operation in Barangay Old Balara by operatives of the Quezon City Police District Station 6 also on Thursday night, four drug suspects were arrested inside a house of the target suspect identified as 36-year-old Rabel Buenaventura.

Batasan Police Station's Commander, Police Lieutenant Colonel Joel Villanueva said that Buenaventura transacted with his men that day inside his home.

Shortly after the transaction, the back-up patrolmen swooped into the area.

Caught while sniffing shabu inside the house were, Buenaventura and three other individuals namely, Judith Bernardino, 54-years-old, Jeffrey Dinoso, 37-years-old and Alfredo Rivas, 39-years-old.

Four sachets of shabu were recovered from the suspects who all admitted to sniffing shabu once in awhile.

All seven suspects are now facing drug charges. — DVM, GMA News

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