QCPD nabs minor, 12 for drugs

September 25, 2018

Operatives of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 7 arrested 13 drug suspects, including a female minor and eight “Bahala na Gang” (BNG) members, in two separate buy-bust operations inside an apartelle in Cubao.

QCPD director Chief Supt.  Joselito T. Esquivel Jr. said the arrested members of the “Bahala na Gang” were identified as Kim Jhon Bertulfo, 28, included on the drug watchlist of Bgy. Tata-lon, and Jasper Delgado, 26, both of Bgy. Tatalon; Paolo Canaceli, 40, Joseph Resco, 29, both of Cubao; Christian Ber-tulfo, 29, of Tanauan City, Batangas; and a 16-year-old female, the only non-BNG member but listed as drug surrenderer.

Investigation showed that the buy-bust operation was conducted at about 7:30 p.m. on Sept.  24, 2018, inside an apartelle on Monte De Piedad St. near corner Lantana St., Bgy. Immaculate Conception, Cubao.

Around 7:35 p.m. at another room of the same building, another buy-bust operation was conducted by same operatives, resulting in the arrest of Victor Randy Brofas, 40, Maricris Into, 20, Norman Alexis Garcia, 40, all BNG members; Jose Noriel Catalan, 65, Reichel Alvis, 32, of PS 7 drug watchlist; Lowell Rafols, 19, all from Cubao; and George Cruz, 44, of Montalban, Rizal, where 16 sachets of shabu were seized along with an Armscor 200 Chrome cal. .38 revolver with six live ammunition, a cellphone, drug paraphernalia and the buy-bust money.

Report said that after the illegal drug transaction with Bertulfo and Brofas, other cohorts were caught in the act of sniffing shabu inside the building which was also used as a drug den.

The drug suspects were charged with violation of RA 9165 (The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002). The minor was turned over to the QC Social Services Development Department (SSDD) for proper intervention.

C/Supt. Esquivel commended the QCPD personnel for their accomplishments and persistence in the campaign against illegal drugs.