PRO8 drug busts nab
6 pushers, yield drugs, guns
By RPCRD, Police Regional
September 20, 2012
CAMP SEC. RUPERTO K.
KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – The PNP Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) gained
headway in its anti-illegal drugs campaign throughout the region with
the arrest of six drug pushers during separate anti-illegal drugs
operations that also resulted in the confiscation of several short
“The drug problem will
always remain as one of the primary concerns of Police Regional Office
8. We clearly emphasized to our operating units that complacency in
the conduct of anti-drug operations will only burden the PNP with the
social costs of the continuing drug problem that are highly correlated
with criminality. Thus, all line units were ordered to sustain an
intensified police operations against illegal drugs”, Police Regional
Director PCSupt Elmer Ragadio Soria said.
The Regional Director added
that PRO8 had revitalized the implementation of its existing strategy
against illegal drugs to further strengthen its capacity to carry-out
holistic and coordinated operations in support of the PDEA.
The objective of this
strategy, Soria added, is to suppress the flow or trafficking of
illegal drugs through the conduct of sustained anti-illegal drug
operations such as Buy-bust, Search and Seizure, Mobile Checkpoint
Operation, Airport/Seaport Interdiction, Controlled Delivery,
Undercover Operation, Narcotics Investigation, Barangay Clearing
Operations and other similar police operations.
Soria informed that in the
afternoon of September 18, 2012, at Brgy Magbagacay, St. Bernard,
Southern Leyte, elements of Southern Leyte PPO, St. Bernard Municipal
Police Station and PDEA8 led by PSInsp Delfin Tan and PSInsp Gregorio
Nitura conducted buy-bust operation and implementation of Search
Warrant which resulted to the arrest of one Geovanie Vasquez y Bonador
alias Geo, 33, married, entrepreneur and a resident of Brgy.
Magbagacay, St. Bernard, Southern Leyte and listed as Number One drug
peddler/pusher in the municipality of St. Bernard.
Confiscated from his actual
possession and control during the conduct of buy-bust operation were
the following: one sachet of heat-sealed transparent plastic
cellophane containing white crystalline substance suspected as “shabu”,
two pieces P500.00 peso bill buy-bust money; one MyPhone mobile phone
and one piece lighter.
Seized during the
implementation of search warrant were one unit .45 caliber pistol Colt
MK IV Series 80; one unit Smith & Wesson .357 magnum caliber revolver;
one (1) unit .45 caliber empty magazine; four pieces .38 caliber
ammunition; five pieces .45 caliber ammunition and several drug
The confiscated items were
properly documented at the scene duly witnessed by Barangay Officials
led by Hon. Gilbert Gamutan, Brgy Captain of Brgy Magbagacay, St.
Bernard, Southern Leyte.
Also in the afternoon of
September 18, 2012, team led by PCInsp Ibrahim Jambiran, Chief,
AIDSOTF/Intel Officer of Ormoc City Police Office conducted buy-bust
operation at Brgy Nadongholan, Ormoc City which resulted to the arrest
of a certain Gregorio Oliverio y Garcia, 42, married and resident of
the same place and Elmer Concon, 46, married and resident of Aquino
Village, Brgy Cogon, Ormoc City.
Confiscated from the actual
possession and control of Oliverio were: one piece medium heat sealed
transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu; two pieces
small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected
shabu, one piece P500.00 peso bill marked money and P650.00 in
Recovered in plain view at
the top of a small table in the living room were: One unit caliber .45
pistol (COLT’s government model) bearing serial number 342614; two
magazines for caliber .45; five live ammunition for caliber .45; one
improvised shotgun with marble bullet and several drug paraphernalia.
At the time that the other
members of the team were swooping down the house, Concon was also
arrested when he was caught in the act tucking a gun and running away
from the house. Upon the arrest, the item turned out to be a caliber
.38 Smith & Wesson revolver without serial number loaded with five
Meanwhile, in Naval, Biliran
province, joint elements of Naval Police Station, Biliran Police
Provincial Office and PDEA led by PInsp Rogelio Llaneta conducted
buy-bust operation in Brgy. PI Garcia of said town that resulted in
the arrest of one Ian Caneja y Ang, single, jobless, resident of
Castin St., Brgy SMO Rosario, Naval, Biliran. The team seized from the
suspect one sachet shabu worth P1,000; buy-bust money of P1,000 bill
with Serial No. GB711720, one Nokia 1208 mobile phone; P17,000
assorted bills believed to be drug proceeds and one unit Yamaha
Crypton 125 motorcycle with Engine No. ETN 405302.
Relatedly, at Brgy. San
Jose, Sogod, Leyte, joint elements of Sogod Police Station led by
PSInsp Alfred Reynald Dauz and CIDG led by PSInsp Ferdinand Mendoza
buy-bust operation which resulted in the apprehension of Efren and
Eduardo dela Victoria, both residents of Brgy. Suba, Sogod, Southern
Confiscated from Efren dela
Victoria were one small heat-sealed plastic sachet containing “shabu”
weighing 0.08g; one medium sachet of shabu weighing 0.20g; P500 bill
with serial number RF665330 buy-bust money; MyPHone mobile phone; one
.357 caliber paltik revolver with 3 live ammunitions and drug
The police also seized from
Eduardo dela Victoria one small heat-sealed plastic sachet containing
“shabu” weighing 0.06g; marked money worth P500 in different
denominations and one unit Beretta caliber .9mm pistol bearing serial
number SN MO5391Z with 5 live ammunition.
The Regional Director added
that appropriate drug charges and illegal possession of firearms were
filed against the suspects.
“PRO8 will continue to hit
hard on organized crime groups behind the trafficking of illegal drugs
in the region in support of the national anti-drug campaign and the
PNP LOI “Kontra Droga Charlie”, Soria averred.
The PNP high command issued
Letter of Instruction “Kontra Droga Charlie,” setting forth in the
PNP’s anti-illegal drugs strategy to further strengthen its
operational support mechanism to PDEA in the national anti-drug
campaign consistent with the intent of Executive Order No. 218.