The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency nabbed four drug suspects in a buy-bust operation in Caloocan City on Monday at 3 p.m.
National Capital Region director Joel Plaza identified the suspects as Kenjie Martin, 18, a student; Jay-R Repol, 25, a driver; Tonton Francia, 21, and Jason Luza, 23, all residents of Manila.
The drug personalities yielded 300 grams of suspected shabu worth P2,040,000.
Plaza said the Caloocan City police officers had helped the PDEA in its operation.
A poseur buyer was transacting to buy shabu from Martin along 4th Avenue corner Rizal Avenue, East Grace Park when the alleged drug offenders were arrested.
In Makati, the police arrested 52 persons for various crimes, including possession and selling of illegal drugs.
City chief of police Col. Rogelio Simon said four people were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Pitogo and 53 sachets of suspected shabu were confiscated.
The suspects were identified as Willy Yasis Sr., 62; Enrequita Mojica, 56; Willy M. Yasis Jr., 34, and Jerry Mojica, 55. They are now detained and were charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 before the Makati City prosecutors office.
Aside from the 53 sachets of suspected shabu worth P26,500; a buy-bust money, aluminum foil with traces of shabu, tooter, lighters, unused sachets, coin purse, weighing scale, scissors, and mobile cellphones were also recovered from the suspects.
Simon said 17 other individuals were also arrested for illegal gambling, 20 for drinking in public places, one for trespassing, one for illegal possession of a firearm, one for littering, one for urinating in public, and six for smoking in public places.
“Police are working 24/7 to ensure the safety of Makati residents, employees, students, and tourists. If you want to report suspicious persons or illegal activities in your barangay, you may call the Makati Police Department at 887-1798 or 0929-7936525,” said Simon.