Woman panics, surrenders shabu at P’que checkpoint

August 09, 2020

PRESENCE of members of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion of the National Capital Region Police Office manning a Quarantine Control Point in Parañaque City late Friday morning caused a woman to panic and surrender a packet of shabu she was carrying to the officers, NCRPO director, Major General Debold M. Sinas said yesterday.

According to Sinas, officers from the 1st Mobile Force Company of the NCRPO RMFB under Colonel Randy Glenn G. Silvio were manning a QCP in Canaynay Avenue corner Sampaguita Street in Barangay San Dionisio, Parañaque City at 10:20 a.m. Friday when they chanced upon the suspect who was riding a tricycle

The woman identified as Mery May Gerez, a 19-year old jobless resident of Target Range II in Bgy. BF Homes panicked upon realizing she will be accosted by the policemen for not wearing a face mask and for lack of a quarantine pass which are all violation of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine protocols.

Sinas said that the woman became agitated and while being questioned by the RMFB personnel suddenly took her bag and surrendered its contents which include a heat-sealed plastic sachet found to be containing around 25 grams of shabu worth P170,000.

The suspect was turned over to the custody of the Parañaque City Police Station 6 for filing of appropriate charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and violation of MECQ rules.

"I commend the RMFB officers for their alertness and prompt action which resulted in the arrest of the suspect. No doubt, the proliferation of illegal drugs ruins the life and future of our youth, Sinas said.