Caloocan City Mayor Dale Gonzalo “Along” Malapitan applauded the Caloocan City Police for apprehending suspects and seizing 200 grams of illegal drugs believed to be “shabu” worth P1,360,000 in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 171.
“Kinikilala at nagpapasalamat po tayo sa ating kapulisan. Tuloy-tuloy ang naging operasyon niyo laban sa ilegal na droga na ating iniatas sa simula pa lang ng ating administrasyon,” he said.
The Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) named the suspects as Myka Ofalsa, 28 years old, and Jomel Mang, 32 years old.
They were arrested by PCpl Zander Ibañez, who posed as the buyer during the sting operation and PCpl Abram Ramirez, in charge of perimeter security. Also leading the operation were DEU
Officer-in-Charge PLt. Gilmer Mariñas, National Capital Region-Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6th Mobile Force Commander PLt. Ryan Sangalang and Caloocan Police Chief Colonel Samuel Mina.
The suspects’ paraphernalia were also confiscated, including a digital weighing scale, bamboo box, and heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets.
Malapitan reiterated that illegal drugs and related crimes will not be tolerated under his command, and those who shall continue their operations shall face maximum imprisonment.
The suspects will face charges in violation of Section 5 and Section 11 of R. A. 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Jun David