Anti-illegal drug operatives of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) arrested three drug suspects in separate buy-bust operations in the city.
Acting QCPD director Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar said that at about 6:40 p.m. on Thursday, combined elements of District Anti-Illegal Drugs (DAID) and the District Special Operations Unit (DSOU) conducted a buy-bust operation inside a fast-food chain at the corner of East Avenue and V Luna, Bgy. Pinyahan.
An operative posing as a buyer set a drug deal, resulting in the arrest of Nathaniel Adrian de Guzman Cruz, 39, of 12B Troy Compound, 1 Pasong Tamo, Tandang Sora, QC.
The arrest of Cruz triggered another buy-bust operation inside Reserve Liquor Lounge, City Golf Plaza located along Julia Vargas Avenue, Bgy. Ugong. Pasig City, which led to the arrest of another drug suspect, identified as Philip Mendoza Salonga, 37, allegedly half-brother of singer-actress Lea Salonga, and a resident of 26 Freedom Lane, Interville Subd., Tandang Sora.
Another follow-up buy- bust operation was conducted on Tandang Sora Avenue near corner Visayas Avenue, Bgy. Pasong Tamo, QC, which resulted in the arrest of Edward Nelson Chavez Jose, 33, of 32 Tongonan St., Bgy. Sauyo, QC.
Seized from the suspects were 80 Ecstacy tablets, three plastic bags of dried marijuana leaves, an I-phone, P14,000, two genuine P500 bills, nine P500 and 10 P1,000 boodle money, five BDO cash cards, a driver’s license and a silver Toyota Avanza (ZPC224).
With Jenesis Ann G. Canua