CAMP Brig. Gen. Pantaleon Garcia, Imus City, Cavite -- At least P3.3 million worth of shabu was confiscated by policemen while two female drug pushers were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Bgy. Datu Esmael, the most notorious place for shabu in Dasmariñas City, Cavite, last Sunday afternoon.
Police said they first secured the 150 grams of shabu during the buy bust at Blk. 49, Lot 11, Waling-Waling St., Bgy. Datu Esmael, where the suspects Jamila Sultan Alonto, alias ‘Gemma Jose’, and Lanie Jarique Garcia were arrested. Another 300 grams of shabu were found in the process of the operation.
Police added they got the information from a walk-in informant, who rushed to the office of the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) at police provincial office in this camp and reported that a certain ‘Lucas’, who was presently detained at Bacoor City jail, to look for a buyer of shabu.
There the policemen formed a detailed information and set up a buy-bust entrapment operation where the suspects agreed for a 150 grams of shabu in exchange for thousands of pesos. The policemen used seven bundles of replicas of P1,000 bills they handed to the suspects.
Because the place is notorious, the policemen led by Supt. Agosto P. Dakeo, secured first the area with their assets and under cover cops just to make the plan done in place.
The suspects were charged with violation of RA 9165 (Secs. 5, 11 and 26) before the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor in Imus City, Cavite.
In other anti-illegal drug operations, policearrested Marvin Destajo, 35, of Manuela 4A, Casimiro, Las Piñas City, for a sachet of shabu in Bgy. Zapote V, Bacoor City; Mohamadali Daud and Troy Lenard Allan Gineta, both of Bgy. Sultan Esmael, Dasmariñas City, for five sachets of shabu; John Loid Artellero and Aldren Salute, both of Bgy. Paliparan 1, Dasmariñas City, for a sachet of shabu.
Police said they conducted checkpoint along Governor’s Drive in Bgy. Paliparan 1. The suspects on motorcycle came but did not stop and instead pass at high speed that caused them to lose balance.
The policemen approached them and asked for driver’s license of Saluta where the sachet containing shabu accidentally fell.
Also nabbed were Christian Rienda, 21, of Bgy. Maliksi 1, Bacoor City, who yielded 20 sachets containing shabu; Dindo Diaz, 36, of Bgy. 6, Carmona, Cavite (a sachet of shabu he sold at 3:30 p.m.); Mervin Acosta, of Bgy. 37M, Cavite City (a sachet of shabu); and Mike Bryan Tating, of Bgy. San Roque, Area-C, Dasma (creating trouble when the sachet of shabu fell from his cap).