Police seized more than P6 million worth of illegal drugs in an entrapment operation late Tuesday night in Muntinlupa City.
The latest anti-narcotics operation also resulted in the arrest of four suspected drug dealers namely Jhonray Barendse, Joselito Olong Estay, Emely Dologuin Subrado, and Marcel Iglesias Alawia.
Joint elements from the National Capital Region Police Office led P/Lt. Jhordan Bartolome from the Special Operation Unit (SOU) and Muntinlupa City Police station headed by P/Col. Angel Garcillano conducted the buy-bust operation along National Road in Barangay Poblacion around 10 p.m.
The entrapment was made successfully with the help of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and local leaders in the barangay.
Seized from the suspects were one kilo of shabu valued at P6.8 million, two mobile phones, assorted identification cards, and the cash and boodle money used in the operation.
The suspects and the pieces of evidence were immediately brought to SOU office for proper documentation and disposition, pending the filing of criminal charges against them for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Acts) before the Muntinlupa City prosecutors office.
NCRPO director P/Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. commended his men and the PDEA for the latest accomplishment.
“Let us always help one another and support our police in combating illegal drugs, criminality and terrorism to keep our communities safe and in order for our future generation,” he added.
President Rodrigo Duterte earlier renewed his commitment to continue eradicating drug dealing in the country, reiterating to punish those who are involved in the trade.
He said the government must throw its full weight in the anti-illegal narcotics campaign to counter drug syndicates bringing in huge volume of drugs in the country.
The Chief Executive expressed fear of what might happen to the nation if the trade of illegal drugs will continue unabated.