P79K shabu seized, 14 alleged pushers, users nabbed

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    POLICE seized P79,000 worth of suspected shabu and nabbed four alleged drug pushers and 10 alleged users in buy-bust operations in Makati City and Pasig City over the weekend.

    Operatives conducted a buy-bust operation in a convenience store in front of the Ospital ng Makati at about 6:20 p.m. on Saturday and arrested Amerigos Baldos, 36, also known as Egoy.

    One of the cops who posed as a poseur buyer was able to purchase a sachet of shabu from Baldos. Seized from him were 24 sachets of suspected shabu, the P500 buy-bust money and a cellphone.

    Police also arrested Franklin Del Socorro, 42, in an anti-drug operation conducted on Sacramento St. in Barangay Olympia at about 6:25 p.m.

    Seized from Del Socorro were 25 sachets of suspected shabu, a weighing scale, a cellphone, other drug paraphernalia and the P500 buy-bust money.

    Another buy-bust operation conducted on Caimito St. in Barangay Cembo at about 7:30 p.m. resulted in the arrest of two alleged drug pushers identified as Jonathan Ignacio, 34, and Ralph Nino Cano, 29.

    Seized from them were 42 sachets of suspected shabu, a lighter, a coin purse, P150 cash and the P500 buy-bust money.

    In all, P45,000 worth of shabu was seized in Makati while P34,000 worth of shabu was recovered in Pasig City.

    Ten persons, including a minor, were arrested in buy-bust operation in Pasig city yesterday at 1:30 a.m.

    Col. Moises Villaceran, local police chief, identified the 10 as Jhonard Dela Rosa, 27; Grinco Real, 20; Ruel Arsenio, 35; Rowell Joseph Abalos, 26; Jason Beniopa, 22; Jimboy Edmilao, 19; Darell Alfonso, 23; Reynan Perez, 29; Jerome Dumanais, 21; and a 15-year-old boy.

    Seized from them were 11 sachets of suspected shabu with a total street value of P34,000. – Rod Lagusad and Christian Oineza