Anti-crime operations in Cavite resulted in the arrest of 27 suspects including three known drug dealers and the confiscation of over P2 million worth of shabu and other prohibited drugs, a report to Police Regional Office 4-A director Brigadier General Vicente D. Danao Jr. said yesterday.
Cavite Police Provincial Office director Colonel Marlon R. Santos said five of the suspects were arrested in four separate buy-busts in the province which led to the seizure of around P860,000 worth of the shabu.
In General Mariano Alvarez municipality, suspect Michael Dreu was arrested in a sting on Governors Drive, Barangay Gavino Maderan after he sold some 100 grams of shabu worth P680,000 to an undercover agent around 2 a.m. yesterday.
The suspect also yielded a loaded .45 pistol with a magazine containing three live bullets while recovered inside the car were a digital weighing scale, a small box containing transparent plastic sachets, an empty .45 magazine and eight spent .45 casings.
Santos said acting on a tip from the management of the Golden Oasis Hotel located in front of SM Molino in Bgy. Molino 4, Bacoor City on Monday afternoon, the local police also recovered 100 pieces of suspected Ecstasy tablets worth P170,000 abandoned by a guest.
The Bacoor City Police Station headed by Lieutenant Col. Vicente Cabatingan also arrested Alex Mae de Castro and Fatima Lamban after they conspired to sell shabu to a poseur beside the Sogo Hotel in Molino Boulevard, Talaba 4 around 1:40 a.m. yesterday.
Confiscated from the two suspects were three plastic sachets containing around 26 grams of shabu valued at P172,000 and the boodle money topped by two marked P100 bills.
All suspects are now facing non-bailable charges for sale and possession of dangerous drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Dreu will also be charged for violation of RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013.
Santos said also arrested in the operations were 24 other persons wanted for rape in relation to child abuse, theft, homicide, direct assault, robbery, alarm and scandal, adultery, carnapping and falsification of public documents.