LUCENA City -- Quezon police operatives on Wednesday arrested four drug suspects during a buy-bust operation that resulted in the seizure of more than half a million pesos worth of prohibited drugs at Metropolis Subd., Purok Baybayin 2, Bgy. Ibabang Dupay, here.
Quezon police director Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman identified those arrested as Raymundo Magugat, 55, of Capitol Homesite Subd., Bgy. Cotta; Rosalie Baldonado, 32, of Bgy. Ibabang Dupay; Louiji Mogol, 32, of Bgy. 4; and Antonio Baac, 46, of Bgy. Dalahican, all in this city.
De Guzman said Baldonado has a pending drug possession and drug pushing case at Lucena City Regional Trial Court, Branch 53.
In a report submitted to Calabarzon police director Chief Supt. Edward Carranza, De Guzman said the operation was carried out by joint elements of Quezon Drug Enforcement Unit under Supt. Norman Rañon and Lucena City Drug Enforcement Unit under city police director Supt. Reydante Ariza and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)- Quezon.
In the process, De Guzman said the suspects were held following the confiscation from them 12 heat-sealed plastic sachets containing 135.4 grams of suspected shabu with an estimated market value of P541,600 and the marked money.
He said the operation was carried out after validating the reports coming from the community regarding the suspects’ illegal activities.
After the seizure, De Guzman said all the pieces of evidence were brought to Quezon Provincial Crime Laboratory Office for examination while the supects will be charged with violation of Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
He said with the help of PDEA and other sectors, the Quezon police will continue their intensified and relentless drive against illegal drugs, among other illegal activities.