Drug dealer’s partner yields P2M worth of Ecstasy tablets

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A live-in partner of a Dutch arrested in June for peddling illegal drugs yielded more than P2 million worth of Ecstacy tablets after she was arrested in a buy-bust operation by anti-narcotics agents of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD).

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In a news conference, QCPD Director Senior Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said Arvie Cabayacruz, 26, was collared after several suspected drug peddlers arrested by agents of the District Anti-Illegal Drugs-Special Operations Task Group (DAID-SOTG) and District Special Operation Unit (DSOU) on October 3 in Barangay West Rembo, Makati City pointed to her as the source of the contraband.

Police seized from Maria Ronela Evangelista, Joseph Areogapita, and Maureen Bermejo 200 blue Ecstacy tablets worth P300,000 and a sachet of shabu valued at P3,000.

Cabayacruz, a resident of Barangay Caingin, Maliksi II, Bacoor City, Cavite, was arrested in a buy-bust. Confiscated from her were 200 tablets of Ecstacy valued at P300,000. Police conducted a follow up operation at her home in Cavite and found 1,460 blue tablets in the suitcase of Martin Frederik De Jong, the Dutch presently detained at the Makati City Jail. De Jong was charged with drug peddling.

Eleazar said the two operations stemmed from persistent reports of their informants on the proliferation of party drugs in Eastwood, Quezon City.

“This again shows the determined relentlessness of our anti-drug operatives who pursue all tips and leads and exhaust all legal means to arrest drug dealers and pushers. I hope foreigners bringing in illegal drugs from abroad, learn a dire lesson from this – that Philippine law enforcement is not lax and that they will rot in prison after we arrest them,” Eleazar said.

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