P4.2-million worth of cocaine seized in Davao


Joint elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police (PNP) confiscated P4.2 million worth of suspected cocaine from two alleged drug pushers during separate entrapment operations on April 9, 2014 in Davao City.

PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. identified the suspects as Guillermo Badilla, 44, a resident of Barangay San Jose, Peña Plata, IGACOS, Davao del Norte and his younger brother, Roldan, 28, a resident of Km. 25, Bunawan, Davao City.

At about 4:30 p.m., joint elements of PDEA Regional Office (RO) 11 under Director Emerson Rosales, Davao City Police, Eastern Mindanao-Criminal Investigation Detection Unit (CIDU), and Bunawan Police Station conducted an entrapment operation at the vicinity of Km.23, Bunawan, Davao City that led to the arrest of Guillermo after he agreed to sell 37.2 grams of suspected cocaine worth P8,000 to a poseur-buyer.

Sachets of suspected cocaine weighing 41.6 grams and the P500 bill used as marked money were also recovered from his possession. A total of 78.8 grams of suspected cocaine worth an estimated total amount of P257,600 were confiscated from Guillermo.

After an hour, another entrapment operation was conducted by the same law enforcement units that resulted in the arrest of Roldan at the vicinity of Km. 25, Bunawan, Davao City.

Roldan was arrested after selling 37.4 grams of suspected cocaine worth P8,000 to an operative who acted as poseur-buyer. Sachets of suspected cocaine weighing 663.5 grams worth an estimated amount of P3,981,000 and the P500 marked money used in the operation were also recovered.

A total of 700.9 grams of suspected cocaine with an estimated market value of P3,989,000 was confiscated from the younger Badilla.

The Badilla brothers are now temporarily detained at Police Precinct 6 of the Bunawan Police Station jail facility, while the seized suspected cocaine were brought to the PDEA RO 11 laboratory for forensic examination. They will be charged for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), and Section 11 (Possession of Illegal Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.


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