3 ECQ violators  in Bulacan yield over P900K shabu

THREE violators of the Enhanced Community Quarantine flagged down by policemen in Guiguinto, Bulacan on Sunday evening found themselves in much deeper trouble after they yielded over P900, 000 worth of shabu, Bulacan Police Provincial Office director, Colonel Lawrence B. Cajipe announced yesterday.

In a report to Police Regional Office 3 director, Brigadier General Rhodel O. Sermonia, the official identified the arrested suspects as Julius Francisco,39, a resident of Sitio Trece Malis in Guiguinto and Andres Marcolita,49, and his son Roy Aldrin,22, both residents of Villaroma Subdivision in Bgy. Tabe, also in Guiguinto.

According to Cajipe, three members of the Guiguinto Municipal Police Station identified as Police Executive Master Sergeant Santiago Estrella, Police Senior Master Sgts. Ryan Ortega and Darly Riogelon and Patrolman Marco David Ronquillo were manning a Community Quarantine Point in Cagayan Valley Road in Bgy. Sta. Rita when they flagged down a white car ridden by the trio at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.

During questioning, one of the suspects rolled down the window and introduced himself as a ‘front-liner’ but he and his two companions failed to present any credentials and identification cards.

Cajipe said that minutes later, PSMSgt. Riogelon recognized Francisco and a previous drug detainee at their station who was set free after availing of plea bargaining.

He said after he was recognized as a previous drug offender, Francisco threw a plastic sachet inside the car further arousing the suspicion of the policemen.

When they ordered the suspect to pick up the material, Cajipe said it turned out to contain suspected shabu.

The officers placed the suspects under arrest. The two Marcolitas also yielded nine plastic packets containing the same prohibited drug, said Guiguinto police station commander, Major Rolando Geronimo.

The recovered of drug evidence weighed around 135  grams and were valued at P918,000.

All suspects are now facing non-balable charges for illegal possession of dangerous drugs and violation of the ECQ protocols including Republic Acts 11332 and 11469, said Cajipe.