AGENTS of the National Capital Region Police Office Regional Drug Enforcement Unit on Friday morning conducted a buy-bust operation in Sta. Ana, Manila which led in the arrest of five suspected drug dealers and the seizure of nearly P1.2 million worth of shabu, NCRPO chief, Director Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar announced yesterday.
The official identified the five arrested suspects as Marquel Cunanan alias ‘Ama,’ 26, and Rachel Abiva, 39; both residents of no. 2337 Waling-Waling Street, Singalong District; Noriel Brun alias ‘Mini-Mini, 33, of no. 2427 C. Zafiro St., Barangay 767, Zone 83 in San Andres Bukid; Michael Ramos alias ‘Miko,’ 29, of no. 2296 Tramo St. in Pasay City; and Francisco Prudente III alias ‘Koko,’ 29, of no. 1927 Tramo St. in Pasay.
Eleazar said members of the NCRPO-RDEU in coordination with the Manila Police District Station 6 arrested the suspects during the anti-narcotics operation inside the house of Brun at 1:30 a.m. Friday.
He said that an undercover officer managed to buy 100 grams of shabu from Cunanan and Brun leading to the arrest of the two. Recovered from the two’s possession were the drugs and P200,000 in boodle money topped by a marked P1,000 bill.
The three other suspects were also arrested in an ensuing follow-up operation which resulted in the recovery of another 70 grams of the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine,’ assorted drug paraphernalia and their gray Toyota Avanza with conduction sticker VZ5492 and black Toyota Wigo with conduction sticker A5J679.