THE Caloocan City police announced the arrest of three “high-value targets” who allegedly had in their possession about one kilo of shabu worth P6.8-million during a buy-bust operation on Monday night.
Col. Dario Menor, local police chief, in his report to Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Ylagan, Northern Police District director , identified the suspects as Samsodin Rasid, 23; Jojaima Jamael, 29; and Manuel Abella, 25, all residents in Tala, also in the city.
Seized from the trio were 10 plastic bags containing the illegal substance with a street value of P6.8 million, digital weighing scale and the buy-bust money, said Menor adding that their last sting was in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
Preliminary investigation showed that the suspects were arrested at 7:45 p.m. inside a residential unit in Barangay 188, Tala where they handed the shabu in exchange for P100, 000, mostly made up of “boodle” or fake money, to Cpl. Christopher Delara who posed as a buyer.
In a pre-arranged signal, lawmen collared the suspects as other anti-narcotics operatives quickly searched the area where they recovered the illegal substance, report said.
Menor said the trio could be considered as one of the city police’s high-value targets who have been into their illegal drug activities for years.
Charges in violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act) specifically drug pushing or selling will be filed against the suspects before the City Prosecutor’s Office, police said.