A MAN and a woman who were both posted in police and barangay drug watch list were arrested in a buy-bust operation Tuesday evening in Pasay City.
Ronnie Martinez, 36, and Joan Jupita, 40, both of 577 Ventanilla St. Bgy. 124 Zone 12 were nabbed by elements of Pasay Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) in front of their house at around 11:30 p.m. after they handed a plastic sachet containing shabu in exchange for P500 marked money to an undercover cop.
Pasay police chief P/Col. Ericson Dilag said the two were the subjects of surveillance operation by joint elements of Intelligence Branch and SDEU before the buy-bust operation was launched by P/Capt. Deni Mari Pedrozo, the head of SDEU.
Police seized from the suspects 13 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets weighing 20.06 grams with standard drug price worth P136,408, a caliber .38 revolver, the marked money and digital weighing scale.