33 drug suspects arrested in 24-hour police operation

By Alexandria San Juan

Thirty-three alleged drug suspects, including three brothers and a minor, were arrested by the Quezon City police in its latest anti-illegal drug operations in the past 24 hours.

Personnel of Quezon City Police District-Batasan Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit rounded up three brothers identified as Emelito Cabiling, 38; Angelito Cabiling, 39; and Joselito Cabiling, 43, all residents of Barangay Holy Spirit.


Police said that the Cabilings were newly identified drug personalities listed under PS-6.

Authorities conducted a drug sting against the brothers along Sto. Domingo Street in Barangay Holy Spirit at around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

After the deal, police immediately collared the three brothers along with their friend identified as Edgardo Brabante, 33, who was found out to be under the drug watch list of Batasan Police Station.

Seized from the suspects were six sachets of shabu, drug paraphernalia, and the buy-bust money.

Two hours after, same operatives of PS-6 were able to arrest Michael Ruiz, 45, during a buybust operation along Saint Florence Street also in Barangay Holy Spirit.

Recovered from Ruiz were five sachets of shabu and the marked money.

Meanwhile, Novaliches Police Station (PS-4) operatives nabbed in a buy-bust its number four drug personality identified as Sarah Baldon, 24, with his cohorts Ariel Salandana, 52; Raymond Atienza, 42; and Eddie Serioso, 35; all residents of Geronimo Compound in Barangay Sta. Monica, Novaliches.

While conducting the drug sting against the suspects, police were also able to rescue a 17-year-old male student after he was caught buying shabu from the group.

Eleven sachets of shabu were seized from the suspects.

At around 3 a.m., Thursday, La Loma Police Station (PS-1) operatives nabbed Gerardo Ellado, 26; Miracle Buena, 28; and Vicente Servano, 64, residents of Barangay Manresa, during a buybust operation along Panalturan Street in their barangay.

Seized from them were 13 sachets of shabu, a sachet of marijuana, and some drug paraphernalia.

Anti-illegal drug operatives of Masambong Police Station (PS-2) collared in buy-bust alleged drug peddlers they identified as Marjorie Mandap, 31; Jopet Pabio, 41; Hernando Ramon, 27; and Rebecca Villacorta, 51.

The suspects were arrested after operatives recovered from them five sachets of shabu in a drug sting along Libra Street in Barangay Bagong Pag-asa.

Meanwhile, anti-narcotics operatives of Project 4 Police Station (PS-8) arrested Marco Arig, 34; Michael Cua, 42; Jesus Peralta, 30, alleged member of Bahala na Gang; Jerry Delizo, 34; and Edgar Villamil, 38; in two separate drug stings both in Barangay Tagumpay around 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., Wednesday.

A total of eight sachets of shabu were confiscated from the suspects.

Anonas Police Station (PS-9) operatives, meanwhile, conducted an anti-illegal drug operation around 10 p.m. Wednesday after a concerned citizen tipped them off about an ongoing shabu session along N. Perez Street in Barangay Pansol.

The operation resulted to the arrest of Jesus Azote, 29; Sarah Jane Esto, 27; Roderick Principe, 36, all residents of Barangay Pansol, and Jermaine Tutanes, 44, of Caloocan City.

A sachet of shabu and three rolled aluminum foils with traces of shabu were recovered in the area.

Joint operatives of Cubao Police Station (PS-7) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-National Capital Reguon Office arrested Rolando Dela Cruz, 51, was arrested during a drug sting inside his house along Seattle Street in Barangay Kaunlaran at about 7 p.m., Wednesday.

Also arrested along with him were Arnel Latoza, 46; and Raymundo Camporedondo, 38; after they were caught in the act of sniffing shabu at Dela Cruz’s open garage.

Seven sachets of shabu, and some drug paraphernalia were found in the scene.

In Barangay Pasong Tamo, Talipapa Police Station (PS-3) personnel accosted Henry Aquino, 34, for stealing a motorcyle of a certain Jeffrey Mamangon which was captured on a closed-circuit television Wednesday morning.

Follow-up operation led to the suspect's arrest along Freedom Street in Barangay Pasong Tamo and the recovery of the stolen motorcycle, while a sachet of shabu was confiscated in his possession.

Same operatives arrested in a buy-bust Mary Jane Jocona, 25; Mark Dela Cruz, 28; and Henderson Lumalang, 36; at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, along Insurance Street in Barangay Sangandaan wherein four sachets of shabu were confiscated from them.

Arrested drug suspects are now under police custody while cases of violation of R.A. 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act were charged against them

The rescued minor, meanwhile, was turned over to Quezon City Social Services Development Department (SSDD), while additional charge of carnapping was filed against Aquino.#