FIVE drug suspects including a 62-year-old woman were arrested by the police in separate buy bust operations in Quezon City on Sunday.
Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director, Police Brigadier General Ronnie S Montejo said, Elsie Barba, 62, and Richard Cosme, 38, residents of Bgy. Bagong Pag-asa, were arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by Masambong Police Station (PS 2) at about 10:15 PM, March 22, 2020, at No. 31 CMLI Compound, Bgy. Bagong Pag-asa.
Four grams of shabu valued at P27,200 and the buy-bust money were confiscated from the suspects.
Three other drug suspects were arrested by BPSOs (tanods) of Bgy. E. Rodriguez at about 11:15 p.m., Sundayalong Ermin Garcia St. corner Edsa North Bound, Bgy. E. Rodriguez, Cubao
They were identified as Jayson Bon, 29, Gian Carlo Acedilio, 18, both from Bgy. E. Rodriguez, Cubao and a 16-year-old male. They were reportedly spotted by patrolling tanods inside a tricycle acting suspiciously. When accosted and told to empty their pockets, four sachets of shabu with estimated street value of P11,500 were seized.
Aside from the illegal drugs, a digital weighing scale was also confiscated from them. They are now detained at the Cubao Police Station (PS 7).
A case of violation of RA 9165 also known as The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the suspects while the confiscated illegal drugs will be turned over to the Crime Laboratory Office.