ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Jan. 4, 2020)

Published January 4, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

Female drug peddler nabbed, P150,000 of shabu seized from her in Pasig City

Around P150,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized by joint police operatives from an alleged drug peddler during a buy-bust operation in Pasig City Friday night.

Police identified the suspect as Jakielyn Bayani alias Joy, 38, of Barangay Rosario, Pasig. Her cohort, identified as Ron Ian Celo alias Ronron, 32, eluded arrest during the operation.

Members of the Eastern Police District Drug Enforcement Unit (EPD-DEU) and Special Operations Unit (EPD-SOU) sprang the drug sting against the duo at Celo’s residence on Javier Street in Barangay Rosario at around 8 p.m. Friday.

A police poseur buyer reportedly purchased a sachet of suspected shabu worth P500 from the duo.

During the transaction, Celo sensed that they were dealing with authorities, said Police Capt. Allan Hernandez, EPD-DEU chief.

Celo quickly fled towards an alley behind his house, leaving behind Bayani, his live-in partner, Hernandez added.

The policemen nabbed Bayani who had nine more sachets of suspected shabu in her possession.

Police said the illegal drugs weighed a total of 22 grams with an estimated value of P149,600.

She is now temporarily detained at Pasig City Police custodial facility.

Charges for the violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 were filed against the couple, police said. (Jhon Casinas)

3 nabbed in Pasay City drug sting

Three suspected drug personalities were arrested by anti-narcotics police in a buy-bust operation in Pasay City yesterday.

The suspects were identified as Cesar Manila, 58; Florendo Salazar, 55; and Henry Roman, 42. Manila and Salazar were in the illegal drugs watchlist while Roman had a standing warrant of arrest.

Investigation showed that the incident occurred at around 1:55 in the morning at a house along Inocencio st. Brgy. 105, Zone 11, Pasay City.

Police said that members of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) conducted a drug sting where a police poseur buyer was able to purchase P500 worth of illegal drugs that led to the suspects’ arrest.

Authorities seized six heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu weighing more or less 9.5 grams with estimated an estimated value of P64,600.

They also recovered several drug paraphernalia including a disposable lighter, one improvised small casserole, one improvised glass tube used as tooter, one improvised glass bottle used as burner, and one digital weighing scale. Police also retrieved the P500 buy-bust money.

The arrested suspects are now under the custody of the SDEU, Pasay City Police Station for proper documentation and disposition.

They will be facing charges in violation of Section 5, 11, 12 and 13 of Art 2 of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (Dhel Nazario)

Man injured after being stoned, stabbed in Caloocan

A man sustained injuries after being stoned and stabbed by his neighbor at Barangay 161 in Caloocan City Friday morning.

Police identified the victim as Jonathan Sevilla, 36; and the suspect as Ely Grande, Jr., 27; both residents of the said area.

Investigation showed that Sevilla was fixing trash at about 11:10 a.m. before the incident.

Then, Grande threw stones at the victim for no apparent reason, hitting his left leg. The suspect also grabbed a screwdriver and tried to stab Sevilla several times.

However, the victim managed to dodge his attacks and fled the area.

Later, a relative of Sevilla sought police assistance, which led to Grande’s arrest.

Grande, who is now under police custody, may face charges for physical injury and violation of Batas Pambansa Blg. 6 or illegal possession of bladed, pointed, or blunt weapons. (Minka Klaudia Tiangco)