18 busted for drugs in Imus, Batangas

September 22, 2018

TWENTY drug suspects were arrested in separate police operations in Imus City in Cavite and Batangas province.

Reports to the office of the Police Regional Office 4-A identified those arrested in Imus City as Jovi Herrera, 29, Elmer Castroverde Jr., 28, Christopher Aledia, 37, Charlie Azarce, 29, Shirley Bainto, 34, and Ferdinand Torres, 23, all of Bgy. Palico 4. The drug-bust operation was conducted at 5:50 a.m. Thursday where 1.01 gram of shabu were confiscated.

In another anti-drug operation, police arrested Alvin Castillo, of Bgy. Poblacion; Lorenz Crustimbang, 18, of Bgy. Palico 4; a certain ‘Jomay’; Gabriel Ocava, 20, a certain ‘John’ and Bryan Olidan, 21, all of Bgy. Panapaan 7, Bacoor City.

The suspects, according to police investigators, connived with each other to sell a plastic sachet of shabu at 7 a.m. to a poseur-buyer cop disguised as drug user. Confiscated from them were  six sachets containing shabu.         The suspects were charged with violation of Sections 5, 11 and 26, Article 2, RA 9165, otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002, before the City Prosecutor’s Office, Imus City.

In Batangas, provincial police PIO chief Senior Insp. Hazel P. Luma-ang Suarez reported the arrest of eight drug suspects the other day.

Batangas police director Senior Supt. Edwin A. Quilates said that in Mabini town, a police team headed by  Chief Insp. Allan P. Nidua conducted a buy-bust operation against Jayson Delen Panganiban, alias Badyaw, at 5:30 p.m. the other day in Bgy. San Francisco, that resulted in his arrest. Police seized a heat-sealed plastic sachet of suspected shabu, P500 marked money and one Cherry mobile phone. The suspect is a newly-identified drug personality of the police station.

The San Luis Municipal Police Station apprehended Jagga Hinayon Malhi, alias Taga, a newly-identified drug personality at around 4 p.m. in Bgy. Muzon. They recovered three heat-sealed plastic sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated weight of 0.10 gram, a P500 marked money and P320 in different denominations.

In Balayan town, police collared Angelo Lopezon Binucalan at 7:40 p.m., in Bgy. San Juan, after the buy-bust. Confiscated were three plastic sachets of suspected shabu and a marked P1,000 bill.

The Lipa City police nailed Jonald Hernandez Bautista, alias Jonald, around 8:20 p.m. in Bgy. Uno where he yielded two plastic sachets of suspected shabu and a marked P500 bill. The suspect was also apprehended for drugs in December 2017.

The Sto. Tomas police collared Ma. Cristina Joy Wecoco Reyes at 10:30 p.m. in Bgy. San Felix.

Police seized several plastic sachets of suspected shabu and one P500 bill in marked money. The suspect is a newly-identified drug personality of the municipality. They also captured Ramir Afidan Claros at around 10:55 p.m. in Bgy. San Felix.

Recovered were some sachets of suspected shabu and a P500 marked money.

Meanwhile, the local police director said the Lobo police arrested Jose Polana Arca Jr., alias Jojo, at 1:20 p.m. in Bgy. C, Rosario town, by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Dorcas P. Ferriols-Perez, of the Regional Trial Court Branch 87 of Rosario, dated February 24, 2015, under criminal case number 2015-1600 for violation of RA 9262 and CC numbers 2015-1601 for violation of RA 7610. The accused is the fourth most wanted under LOI Manhunt Charlie of the police station.

The Laurel MPS headed by Senior Insp. Eduardo Ventura Timbol II served warrants for violation of RA 9165 and RA 10591 at the house of Mauricio Atienza Martinez but he was not present at his residence. Upon searching, the officers found two plastic sachets of suspected shabu, two small open plastic sachets containing suspected shabu residue, one live ammo for cal. 30 Carbine, one live ammo for cal. .38, a small transparent plastic container and cash money.

The San Jose MPS personnel said PO1 Pedro Fernan, a member of the Bauan MPS called this station and reported that he apprehended the suspect identified as Roldan Lumbera Recio, a jail guard, and a resident of Bgy. Kinalaglagan, Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas. Initial investigation disclosed that the police officer stopped and  for the traffic light to turn green on the said highway at 4:45 p.m. when he spotted the suspect who was wearing a jacket and saw him armed with a short firearm tucked on his waist.

PO1 Fernan asked the suspect to show papers for the gun, an Armscor cal. .9mm with magazine, but the latter could not show any so he arrested the suspect. The gun was loaded with five live ammo. A magazine, a holster, two other magazines and and Letter Order # BPJ 2018-09-041 was found from the suspect. The suspect, apprised of his constitutional rights under RA7438, was brought to San Jose District Hospital for medical examination, Quilates added.

With Celso Lidot

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