OPERATIVES of the Northern Police District Drug Enforcement Unit (NPD-DEU) successfully arrested an alleged supplier of high grade marijuana in a buy-bust operation Friday evening in Valenzuela City.
NPD Director P/Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Ylagan said Josaphat Velarde, alias “Boss”, 29 of No. 7 Athens Building, Chateu, Bgy. Lingunan agreed to sell high grade marijuana worth P40,000 to a police poseur-buyer at around 11:20 p.m. along McArthur Highway, Bgy. Malanday.
When Velarde handed the high grade marijuana in exchange for P40,000 marked money composed of two pieces of genuine P1,000 bill and 38 pieces of boodle money to an undercover cop, operatives led by P/Capt. Ramon Aquiatan, Jr immediately pounced on him.
District Special Operation Unit (DSOU) head P/Lt. Col. Giovanny Hycenth Caliao I who supervised the drug operation said the suspect yielded two pieces cling wrapped full grown high grade dried marijuana leaves weighing 1,000 grams with standard drug price amounting to P12,000 and a large self-sealing plastic sachet containing 78 grams of Kush worth P117,000.
Police also confiscated from Velarde a digital weighing scale, an iPhone 5 mobile phone and the marked money.