By Dhel Nazario
Drug peddling doesn’t seem to cease even on holidays, as five men were arrested by the Pasay police in Easter Sunday drug-bust in the city.
Police arrested drivers Rico Faderon alias “Balo,” 43 and Isidro Hain, 23. According to authorities, Faderon is included in the drugs watchlist of the Malibay Police Community Precinct.
Also nabbed were electrician Ric Paule, 53; Wazelle Wheller alias “Waze,” 42: and Anthony Manuel, 49, all residents of Malibay Pasay City.
Investigation showed that members of the Station Drug Enforcement Team (SDET) of the Malibay PCP conducted a drug sting operation at 3:30 p.m.at E.Flores Street, Baranagay.177, Malibay, Pasay City, which resulted in the arrest of the suspects.
Authorities recovered seven small transparent plastic sachets containing undetermined quantities of shabu with an estimated street value of P3,500. Also recovered was a homemade cal. 9mm firearm loaded with five ammunitions, as well as the P500 buy-bust money.
The recovered pieces of evidence were brought to Southern Police District Crime Laboratory Office for drug test, laboratory exam and ballistic examination.
Cases for violation of sections 5 and 11 of Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and RA10591 or the Comprehensive Law on firearms and ammunition are being prepared for filing against Faderon.
Meanwhile, cases for violation of sections 13 and 14 of Article II of RA.9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act are being prepared for filing against suspects Hain, Paule, Wheller and Manuel.