Quezon City Police District (QCPD) and Navotas City Police Station (NCPS) operatives seized over P500,000 worth of alleged shabu and marijuana from three men and a woman in three separate buy-bust operations in the cities on Sunday, Nov. 12.
QCPD identified two suspects as Reynante Basbaño, 35, and Rustan Danico Oarga, 38, listed as No. 1 Street Level Individual (SLI), both from Quezon City.
Members of the QCPD District Drug Enforcement Unit (DDEU) said that Basbaño was nabbed at the corner of Aghan Road and Madrigal Street, Sitio San Roque, Barangay Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City at around 2 a.m. on Sunday. The operation was in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
He was immediately collared by DDEU after an operative who posed as a buyer successfully purchased P10,500 worth of “shabu” from him.
Confiscated from the suspect were 55 grams of shabu valued at P374,000, a brown pouch, a cellular phone, and the buy-bust money.
The QCPD Holy Spirit Station (PS 14) also nabbed Oarga in another drug sting along Capaz St., Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City at around 2 a.m. on the same day.
Police said Oarga yielded 1,025 grams of suspected marijuana leaves valued at P123,000, a white tote bag, a Suzuki Raider motorcycle, and the buy-bust money.
Meanwhile, NCPS personnel collared a man and a woman in Navotas City after they confiscated P28,560 worth of suspected shabu from them.
NCPS identified the suspects as alias “Baldo,” 48, and alias “Analyn,” 29, both from Barangay Tangos North.
The entrapment against the suspects was held at around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday.
An operative posed as a buyer and purchased P500 pesos worth of shabu from the suspects resulting in their arrest.
The arrested suspects will be charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, police said.
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