ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (May. 17, 2019)

Published May 17, 2019, 11:31 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

Police asset turned Sampaguita vendor nabbed in buy-bust op 

A former police asset turned Sampaguita vendor was arrested in a buy-bust operation in San Juan City Thursday.

San Juan City Police chief Col. Ariel Fulo identified the suspect as Romeo Royo, alias “Miyo,” 53, of Barangay Batis.

Royo was apprehended along Blumentritt Street in Barangay San Perfecto, San Juan City around 6:10 a.m. by anti-narcotic cops.

Fulo said Royo used to be a police asset but his days as an informant ended two years ago.

Royo was listed on the dug watchlist of San Juan City Police and he is also a former surrenderer to the campaign against illegal drugs, the police chief added.

Recovered from Royo were two sachets of suspected shabu and the marked money.

Royo will face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, police said. (Jhon Aldrin Casinas)

P170,000 worth of illegal drugs seized in buy-bust op

At least P170,000 worth of illegal drugs were seized by the Quezon City police from a father and his son during a buy-bust in Pampanga on Thursday night.

Police Lt.Col. Rossel Cejas, chief of Quezon City Police Station 4 (PS-4), said suspects Ricardo Queyangco, 68, and his son Reynante, 26, were arrested in a drug sting at their house in Barangay Sapang Bayabas, Mabalacat City, Pampanga.

It appears that the operation stemmed from a previous drug sting in Brgy. Gulod, Novaliches on May 16 where 20 sachets of shabu amounting to more than P20,000 were seized from four suspects.

The suspects pointed to the Queyangcos as their source of illegal drugs. Investigation showed that the two men were previously residing in Brgy. Gulod before they transferred in Pampanga about two months ago.

This prompted personnel of PS-4 Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) to conduct a drug sting against the duo at their house around 9:20 p.m., Thursday.

A police poseur buyer transacted with the suspects and purchased P16,500 worth of shabu resulting in their arrest.

Seized from the suspects were 25 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of P170,000, some drug paraphernalia, and the marked money, while eight pieces of caliber .45 live ammunition were recovered from the younger Queyangco.

Further investigation showed that both suspects were listed in Brgy. Gulod drug watch list and known as the main drug supplier in the area.

Arrested suspects are under police custody and were charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act. (Alexandria San Juan)