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Notorious drug pusher, 3 others arrested in Manila drug bust

by admin   |   Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Four men were arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by the Manila Police District in Paras Street, Pandacan, Manila around 9pm Wednesday.

Target of the operation was 18-year old Reynaldo Punzalan, a suspected drug pusher and resident of the area.

According to Police Senior Inspector Pidencio Saballo,Jr., a neighbor tipped the Pandacan Police Station that Punzalan was selling shabu in their area.

“Notorious na tulak daw po ito kasi ang tatay, ang nanay nito, kasalukuyang nakakulong at siya ay inirereklamo palagi ‘nung mga kapitbahay niya. So, siguro, itong kaptibahay niya, hindi na nakatiis. Nagsumbong na sa atin through text message,” PSInsp. Saballo said

(He is a notorious pusher whose parents are both in jail. His neighbors are always complaining about him. Maybe they got fed up and decided to text us.)

Authorities immediately arrested Punzalan after a poseur-buyer was able to purchase shabu from the suspect, .

Three other men who are believed to be customers of the suspect were also arrested.

Twelve sachets of suspected shabu were seized from the suspects.

Punzalan admitted to selling shabu which he said he sources from an alias Obet and alias Orlan — both residents of Mandaluyong City.

PSInsp. Saballo explained, “Ang area nila, dito sa Kahilong sa Pandacan. Marami silang parokyano. Malakas din silang makaubos ng shabu sa isang araw. Minsan, nakaka-order siya sa kinukuhanan niya ng dalawang beses sa isang araw.”

(Their area is in Kahilong, Pandacan where they have lots of customers. They can finish selling everything in one day. At times, they have to order from their supplier twice in one day.)

A follow-up operation is now being conducted by the authorities to pursue other contacts of Punzalan in the operation.

The arrested suspects are currently in the custody of MPD Station 10 and will face charges for violating Republic Act 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. — Asher Cadapan, Jr.

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LIST: Road closures for PH Independence Day on June 12

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila Police District (MPD) Traffic Enforcement Unit on Tuesday announced it will implement road closure and rerouting of vehicles in some parts of Manila on June 12 for the celebration of the country’s 121st Independence Day.

In an advisory, the MPD said the following roads will be closed on Wednesday beginning at 5 a.m.:

  • North and southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard from Katigbak drive to Pres. Quirino Avenue
  • North and southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard from TM Kalaw Avenue to Pres. Quirino Avenue

Authorities also advised motorists on the following traffic rerouting schemes:

  • All light vehicles traveling along Bonifacio Drive intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Blvd. should turn left at P. Burgos, turn right to Ma. Orosa, or go straight to Finance Road to point of destination
  • Motorists from the westbound of Kalaw Ave. intending to use the southbound lane of Roxas Blvd. should turn left to MH Del Pilar to point of destination.
  • All light vehicles intending to use the northbound lane of Roxas Blvd. should turn right Pres. Quirino to point of destination.

From 5:00 a.m. onwards, trucks will also not be allowed to enter Roxas Boulevard from the following roads:

  • Corner of Pres. Quirino Avenue to Katigbak Drive
  • Bonifacio Drive from Anda Circle to Katigbak Drive
  • President Quirino Avenue Extension (Plaza Dilao)

All trucks traveling along Bonifacio Drive, intending to use the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard, should take the roundabout of Anda Circle going northbound to R10, turn right to Capulong, and take the south truck route to point of destination.

Trucks intending to traverse the northbound lane of Roxas Blvd. should turn right to Pres. Quirino Avenue to point of destination.

While trucks that are going to ply the Pres. Quirino Avenue Extension to UN Avenue should go straight to Pres Quirino Avenue to Nagtahan to point of destination.

Use of aerial drones over the vicinity of the event areas and the United States Embassy is prohibited, the MPD said.

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P6.8-M worth of shabu seized, 3 nabbed in Manila drug bust

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Monday, June 10th, 2019

Courtesy : NCRPO

MANILA, Philippines – Police seized P6.8 million worth of shabu from three drug suspects nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Manila on Monday.

The operation was conducted at past 1 a.m. along Osmeña Road and Vito Cruz Street in Manila by the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Drug Enforcement Unit, Manila Police District Station 6 and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-NCR.

The suspects, identified as Rudy Kidlat, Mark Anthony Alcantara, and Rona Valenzuela, are allegedly connected to a Chinese criminal group operating in Metro Manila and Cavite province.

The suspects were placed under surveillance for more than a month, according to the NCRPO.

Authorities confiscated 1,000 grams of shabu and a vehicle allegedly used in the delivery of illegal drugs.

Arrested suspects will face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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Drug pusher with alleged links to a Chinese drug syndicate nabbed in Pateros

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A suspected drug pusher with alleged links to a Chinese drug syndicate was nabbed in Barangay Sta. Ana in Pateros on Tuesday evening (May 28).

The suspect, identified as Angelo Reyes, 65, was among the personalities on the police’s drug watchlist.

Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar said Reyes had been under surveillance due to his alleged connection with shabu trade in southern Metro Manila.

“The subject of the buy bust operation is one kilogram of shabu na ang usapan ay P1.5 million (which was priced for P1.5 million),” the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Director said.

“But initially, dahil sa naging transaksyon ay na-consumate nga dito (But because of the transaction, it was consummated here so) we’re able to confiscate another 500 grams,” he added.

Authorities seized a total of one and a half kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of P10 million.

The NCRPO said Reyes has alleged links to a group of Chinese nationals operating a drug trade in the southern part of Metro Manila and in Laguna.

“Ito rin ang mga nakita na pinaglagyan doon sa ibang operations na malakihang trabaho ng PDEA at ng PNP,” Eleazar explained.

(These are similar containers to those confiscated in big time anti-drug operations of PDEA and the PNP.)

“So, we will be coordinating with PDEA para mabigyan natin sila ng impormasyon na siguradong makakatulong para matunton ‘yung mga koneksyon nitong ating naarestong suspek,” he added.

(So, we will be coordinating with PDEA to brief them of information which may help to track the connections of the arrested suspect.)

Reyes denied using illegal drugs though he admitted that he used to sell drugs to make ends meet.

“Namomorsyento lang kasi ako doon. Hindi naman ako talagang naggagaganoon, (I sell for commissions but I do not use drugs,)” he confessed.

The suspect will face charges for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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