A Manila councilor’s son and daughter were arrested along with four others, during a buy-bust operation conducted by operatives from the Manila Police District-Station 2 in Tondo, Manila.
Two of those nabbed, namely Janeth and Jonathan Fajardo, aged 27 and 32, respectively, are said to be children of first district Councilor Jesus Fajardo.
The other four were Michael Cuaresma, 27, reportedly the main target of the operation; Rowena Canlas, 46; Jayson Ramos, 24 and Jay Ramos, 33, all of No. 268 Santa Barbara St., Brgy. 19, Tondo, Manila.
The operation was carried out right at the four suspects’ residence at around 8:30 p.m. by operatives under PLtCol. Magno Gallora Jr., commander of MPD-Station 2.
Confiscated by the police were 20 grams of shabu with a street value of P136,000 and the buy-bust money.
Information gathered by the police said that for quite some time now, all of the suspects are responsible for the rampant sale of illegal drugs in the said barangay. The chairperson in the said barangay, Josephine Fajardo, is also a daughter of Councilor Fajardo, police said.
Charges for violation of Sections 5, 11, 12, 13 and 26 under Article II of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002 were filed against the six suspects before the Manila Prosecutors’ Office.