Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Drug Enforcement Unit in Cagayan de Oro Scores Anew


By: Juliet Cagaanan  

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY NEWS – At least three (3) persons  are now temporarily detained by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), region 10, after they were arrested for selling illegal drugs.
This after a buy-bust operation was conducted in Zone 1, Barangay 34, here,  around 11:00 p.m., last Sept. 12, Regional Director Roberto S. Opeña of PDEA-10, said.

Opeña identified one (1) of the suspects as Dodong Burlat, a Watch Listed Drug Personality (WLDP), who was able to elude arrest. 

Bought from Burlat was one (1) piece of transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu to a PDEA agent who acted as the poseur-buyer.
                    Cohorts of the said suspect who were arrested in plain view possessing and in control of the illegal drugs were:
Jemina D. Roa, 27 yrs. old, single, jobless, possessing one (1) transparent plastic containing dried marijuana leaves and seeds.
Melanie J. Alotaya, 23 yrs. old, single, jobless, possessing one (1) piece heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing shabu, twelve (12) pieces folded aluminum foil and several pieces of empty plastic sachets.
Elvira S. Janao, 47 years old, married, caught in control of four (4) pieces used aluminum foil, 18 pieces folded aluminum foil, two (2) pieces half blade, and one (1) pc. Cutter.

Also recovered from Janao were one (1) pc. improvised bamboo clip, one (1) pc. heat-sealed plastic sachet containing suspected shabu residue and one (1) plastic cellophane containing several pieces of elongated plastic sachets.
          Opeña said the seized drug and non-drug evidences were brought to PNP Crime Laboratory for examination while arrested suspects are now temporarily detained at PDEA RO 10 office for proper documentation.
Appropriate charges for violation of RA 9165 are now being readied against the suspects, he added. 

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