ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (May 13, 2018)

Teen placed behind bars after snatching phone from motorist

A teenager was placed behind bars after allegedly snatching a phone from a motorist at a stoplight Sunday in Tondo, Manila.

Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old service crew Lherico Matilla of 826 M. Naval St., Almacan, Navotas.

Initial investigation revealed that the victim, identified as Jayjay Juco, 23, of Quezon City, was on board a motorcycle driven by his friend named Mark Angeles on May 12 when they reached a stoplight on Juan Luna Street near corner Solis Street, Tondo, Manila.

The suspect then appeared behind them and grabbed the victim's phone from his hand. Matilla reportedly tried to escape but was immediately grabbed by Juco, leading to his arrest.

Authorities recovered one Samsung J Duos worth P4,000 from the suspect, who will face appropriate charges. (Hans Amancio)

Four drug suspects arrested In buy-bust ops in Caloocan

Four drug suspects, including two women, were nabbed during buy-bust operation in Caloocan City Friday morning, a belated report said.

Those arrested were identified as Willy Villa Abrille, 34, driver; Vinson Villalobos, 33, therapist; Cheryl Ramil, 23, jobless; and Princess Magtalas, 23, jobless.

Abrille admitted his involvement in illegal drug trade while the three others said they were just drug users.

Anti-narcotics agents led by Senior Insp. Allan Hernandez launched a buy-bust operation against Abrille in front of a motel in Barangay 178 around 6:30 a.m.

Abrille and his cohorts were then arrested after he handed over a sachet of suspected shabu worth P100 to a police poseur-buyer.

Five more sachets were seized from Abrille, police said.

According to case investigator PO1 Jomar Manalo, all suspects were not included in the drug watchlist but Abrille had a previous drug-related case in 2009.

Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the suspects who are now detained at the Caloocan City police detention cell. (Kate Javier)