TWO alleged biggest illegal drug suppliers in Manila, Quezon City and Pasay were arrested by the police in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City.
Arrested were Samim Mapandi, 29, businessman, of 332 C El Pueblo, Bgy. 630, Sampaloc, Sta. Mesa, Manila, and Junarie Basher, 26, vendor, both of Lanao del Sur and residing in Bagong Barrio, Sta. Mesa, Manila.
Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar said the suspects were one of the biggest illegal drug suppliers in Manila, Quezon City and Pasay City, who had been under intense intelligence monitoring for one month.”
Eleazar said operatives of the District Drug Enforcement Unit (DDEU) conducted a buy-bust operation wherein an undercover cop bought P600,000 worth of shabu from Mapandi and Basher which led to their arrest at 1:30 a.m. yesterday in front of BPI Bank on Quezon Avenue corner Biak na Bato St., Bgy. Sto. Domingo.
Police confiscated two big plastic sachets of shabu (about 200 grams) with estimated street value of P1,250,000 and the buy-bust money.
Meanwhile, six suspects were also arrested in separate buy busts.
The Novaliches Police Station (PS-4) arrested Christopher Manicat, 35, of 26 Sta Barbara St., Bgy. Gulod, at 10 p.m. Wednesday on Kingspoint Ave., near corner Wings Comp., Bgy. Bagbag, Novaliches. Seized were three sachets of shabu, digital weighing scale,and the buy-bust money.
The Batasan Police Station (PS-6) arrested Benedict Ronald Cañesa, 29, of 007 Saritan St., Area A, Bgy. Payatas, at 12:05 a.m. yesterday on Santan St., Area A, Bgy. Payatas.
Seized were three sachets of shabu and the buy-bust money.
Also PS-6 operatives arrested Jonel Jayme, 25, of Visayas St., Group 3, Area B, Bgy. Payatas; Aurelio Beldad, 29, of 22 Pampanga St., Group 3, Area B, Bgy. Payatas, and Wilmar Pat, 20, of Area 4, Helpful St., Sitio Veterans, Bgy. Bagong Silangan, at 1:30 a.m. on Pampanga St., Group 3, Area B, Bgy. Payatas. Confiscated were seven sachets of shabu and the buy-bust money.
Operatives of Project 4 Police Station (PS-8) arrested Baltazar Peñaflor, 23, of 14A Real St., Bgy. Bagong Lipunan, at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday on 21st Ave., near Evangelista St., Bgy. Tagumpay, Project 4. Confiscated were 3 sachets of shabu and the buy- bust money.
All the suspects will be charged with violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.