COMBINED agents of the Quezon City Police District and the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group yesterday arrested a Filipino-Chinese woman, said to be the live-in partner of a captured drug trafficker being held at the QC Jail, during an entrapment operation which led to the confiscation of an estimated P1.2 million worth of shabu, officials said.
QCPD director Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said suspect Jennifer Hong, 30, jobless, of Block 8, Lot 9, Villa Lourdes Town Homes on Congressional Avenue, QC, was placed under arrest after she sold 500 grams of shabu to an undercover officer at the corner of Agoho and Almasiga Sts., Bgy. Claro, Congressional Avenue, at 2:15 a.m. yesterday.
Also seized from the suspect were the boodle money topped by a marked P1,000 bill and two mobile phones she used in exchanging text messages with the poseur.
In a report to National Capital Region Police Office director Chief Supt. Oscar D. Albayalde, Eleazar said Hong is considered a ‘high-value’ target by the PNP-AIDG headed by Senior Supt. Albert Ignatius D. Ferro. He said the suspect is the partner of a big-time drug dealer who has been under detention at the QC Annex Jail in Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City.
Eleazar said that together with the PNP-AIDG, they are investigating reports regarding ongoing illegal drug activities at the Bicutan jail with the arrested woman and her jailed lover as among those major personalities involved.
As of press time, the QCPD and the PNP-AIDG are still questioning Hong on the main source of the huge volume of drugs confiscated from her possession.
“We are in the right direction, Jennifer Hong is the good lead towards getting even bigger fish in the illegal drug operation not only in Quezon City but in the whole Metro Manila,” Eleazar stated even as he commended the arresting men for their latest accomplishment in the anti-narcotics campaign.
The suspect was arrested by undercover agents from the QCPD District Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, led by Senior Insp. Ernesto Santos Jr., and a team from the PNP-AIDG.
QCPD-DAID chief Supt. Godofredo Tul-o said they will be filing charges for selling of illegal drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 against the suspect, who is now being held at the QCPD detention facility.
The recovered pieces of evidence have been submitted to the PNP Crime Laboratory for safekeeping.
Eleazar also called anew on their different stakeholders, particularly the community, to immediately report to the nearest QCPD police station or precinct the presence of suspicious activities or persons in their barangays.