Teen marijuana seller falls in San Juan

November 03, 2018

A TEENAGE boy engaged in online selling of high grade marijuana was collared by members of San Juan Police Station’s Drug Enforcement Unit following a buy-bust operation on All Soul’s Day Friday.

In a report submitted to Eastern Police District (EPD) director Chief Supt. Bernabe Balba by San Juan Police chief, Senior Supt. Dindo Reyes, the suspect was identified as Johnny (not his real name), 18 and out-of-school youth.

According to Reyes, the arrest was made after police conducted a surveillance based on the information that the suspect was a supplier of high grade marijuana kush and targeting mostly teenagers on social media.

Teams of SDEU headed by Senior Insp. Edwin Malabanan and SPO3 Gerard Crisostomo caught the teenager in the act of selling dried marijuana leaves kush along Hoover St., Bgy. Addition Hills at around 5: 30 p.m.

Before his personal delivery of the illegal drugs, the suspect initiated his drug transactions via social media Facebook (FB). The cops were able to monitor the transactions through an informant who used to be the suspect’s customer.

Reyes disclosed that the teenager posted a photo and video showing tea bags of high grade marijuana he sells and distributes to his customers.

Prior to the arrest, a police poseur buyer was able to contact  ‘Johnny’ and they agreed to meet at a mall in Mandaluyong City.  However the meeting place was changed by the buyer to a place in San Juan City.

When the suspect handed to the buyer a sachet of suspected kush in exchange for P500, he was arrested by other police officers.

During his arrest police seized 4 plastic sachets containing kush worth  P6,500 and the buy-bust money used in the operation.

The suspect denied that he is a supplier of “Kush”, telling the cops that he just bought the illegal drugs for personal use due to depression after his recent breakup with his girlfriend.

But according to Reyes, they found evidence that the suspect used Messenger and other apps for his drug dealing activities.

The teenager is now locked up at the San Juan Police custodial facility, facing charges of violation of  RA 9165 or Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002.