P20.4M shabu, marijuana seized in Taguig; 12 suspects nabbed


    OPERATIVES of the Taguig City police station nabbed 12 suspected pushers and seized more than P20.4 million worth of alleged illegal drugs in a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on Wednesday.

    Police identified the 12 Patrick Ace Raquel Tiñga, 24; Tom Jovy Cumagon Cruz, 30; Elmer Creo Bautista, 34; Jessie Avile, 24; Jomari Mariano Lopez, 19; Adrian Reyes Dela Cruz, 22; John Paul Tagle Esteban, 26; John Christian Raquel Roxas, 34; Winston Ray Mariano Lopez, 20; Chris Klein Ilagan Lopena, 19; and two 17-year-old males.

    Seized from them were three kilos of suspected shabu with a street value of P20,400,000 and suspected marijuana worth P50,040.

    Also seized from them were three digital weighing scales, two cellphones, P80,000 in cash and the P115,000 buy-bust money.

    Police said the operation was conducted on P. Mariano St., Barangay Ususan, Taguig City.

    Two men were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Marikina City yesterday, with P149,600 worth of suspected shabu seized.

    Col. Restituto Arcangel, Marikina police chief, identified the two as Sonny Carranza, 37; and Armando Santos, 19, residents of Barangay Concepcion Dos. – Noel Talacay and Christian Oineza