4 drug suspects yield shabu, gun in Paranaque City sting

Published November 12, 2021, 5:03 PM

by Jean Fernando

Four drug suspects were arrested by the Paranaque City Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) during a buy-bust operation that led to the confiscation of P353,000 worth of shabu and a firearm on Nov. 9.

The city police chief, Col. Maximo Sebastian, identified the suspects as Richard Riola Cebreros,43; Neri Tipuno,42; Rafael San Juan Samia,27; and Noralyn Alao, 23. They are all residents of Barangay San Antonio, Paranaque City.

Sebastian said the suspects are now detained at the Paranaque City Police custodial facility. They are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 (The Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002) and illegal possession of firearms.

He said the suspects were arrested at about 10:45 p.m. on Lupang Hinirang St. at Area 2, Barangay San Anotnio, Paranaque City.

The city police chief said members of the SDEU confiscated from the suspects 59 grams of shabu placed in 29 pieces of plastic sachet amounting to P353,000, and one .38-caliber revolver.

Sebastian said the confiscated shabu was brought to the Southern Police District Crime Laboratory for chemical analysis.