By MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA
DAGUPAN CITY -Operatives of the Philippine National Police in this city seized almost P400 thousand worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydro-chloride) in Barangay Mangin here after a buy bust operation.
|CORPUS DELICTI (Body of the Crime): Parts |
of the confiscated shabu and paraphernalia
in Dagupan City. At the left part were gum
products used to camouflage the illegal drugs.
According to Supt. Christopher Abrahano, chief of police here, 75 grams of shabu were confiscated by his men from Bolaw Jamal, y Madji, a 30 years old Muslim woman who is a native of Marawi City.
Jamal is currently residing at Ramos Apartment in Barangay Mangin of this city.
Bolaw was arrested in February 27 when she sold a shabu packed in gum wrapper to a police poseur buyer.
After her apprehension, searching and frisking policemen discovered 21 more sachets of illegal drugs in her possession.
Abrahano explained to this paper that to camouflage her nefarious trade, Bolaw concealed some of the illegal drugs inside a plastic sachet wrapped in a candy and gum product.
|GUNG HO: A determined Supt. Abrahano|
wields a Bushmaster assault rifle as he
and his men prepare to raid the suspec-
ted lairs of drug pushers and criminals
in Dagupan City.
In his report to Senior Supt. Sterling Raymund Blanco, Officer- in- Charge of Pangasinan police office, Abrahano said cases of violation of Section 11 (possession of drugs) and Section 5 ( selling of drugs) of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002.) have been prepared against the suspect.
Selling of drugs in the country is considered as capital offense and non-bailable.
Earlier this February, police of this city and members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) led by Regional Director Adrian Alvarino swoop on alleged shabu pushers here.
Alvarino told this paper that the police and PDEA operatives arrested William Balololong y dela Cruz, 62, a Navy Reservist, and Gary Gubatan, 32, jeepney driver, both residents here, because of illegal possession of 14 pieces of heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with estimated weight of 70 grams and street value of P300,000.
They were arrested at M.H Del Pilar Street of the city.
Both of the suspects were sued with a non-bailable crime of sale and conspiracy under Sections 5 and 26, respectively, of the Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002.