Cops arrest 4 robbery suspects in P1M worth vape products during buy bust

Published June 7, 2018, 8:15 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Mar Supnad

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga- Four suspects allegedly responsible in a robbery break-in involving more than a million-peso worth of vape products in Bgy Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga early Sunday dawn were arrested by police authorities Wednesday during a buy bust operation at Brgy Sta Lucia, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

Supt Ronald Agohob, San Fernando Chief of Police, said in his report to Chief Supt Amador V Corpus, regional director, that the arrested suspects were identified as Lester Joseph Layug , said to be newly identified Drug Personality; Russel Villavicencio, target-listed Drug Personality; Mabel Bacani, newly Identified Drug Personality; and one Pating, Akyat Bahay Child in Conflict with Law (CICL) with an existing Warrant of Arrest for Violation of Sections 11 and 13, RA 9165 and target-listed Drug Personality.

Police said at dawn of June 3, the suspects took advantage of the heavy downpour, destroyed the roll-up door of the Hideout Enterprises and once inside carted away the Php 57,000.00 petty cash and vape products amounting to Php 1,025,850.00.

Seized from their possession and control during the buy bust operation were11 heat-sealed plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu; illegal drugs paraphernalia; assorted Vape Products; assorted tools and Php 500.00 marked money.

The recovered vape products were positively identified by the owners of Hideout Enterprises (burgled vape store) as their stolen products.

Appropriate charges for violation of RA 9165 and Art 293 are already being filed against arrested suspects for the filing of appropriate cases in court.

PRO3 PNP director Corpus said that “This accomplishment proves that we keep on leveling up our anti-criminality measures and our resumed anti-drug campaign to stop lawless elements from doing their illegal activities and eventually put them in jail.”