- Three suspects of illegal drug trade were arrested in Taguig last Saturday
- Recovered were packets of shabu worth P75,000 including arms and other drug paraphernalia
- The buy-bust operation was in connection with Duterte administration’s war against illegal drugs
The Duterte administration’s war against illegal drugs and criminality is still at its height.
Last Saturday, July 16, three suspects who are believed to have peddled illegal drugs were arrested in ML Quezon Road in Bagumbayan, Taguig City.
The three were caught after a buy-bust operation by the officials of Station Anti-Illegal Drugs (SAID). Suspects are Ernesto Evangelista, who is the main target of the said operation, his live-in partner Jocelyn Osorio, and their nephew Meynard Reyes.
According to Police Chief Inspector Jerry Amindalan, Chief of Taguig Station Anti-Illegal Drugs, they have been watching the suspect’s whereabouts for two months now. On midnight of Saturday, an asset of SAID was buying shabu (methamphetamine chloride) from them worth P3,000.
Police Chief Inspector Amindalan said Evangelista has been on the watch list of Taguig Police. They also found out that their loyal customers are people of Bagumbayan.
Recovered from the suspects are six sachets of suspected shabu with a street value of P75,000, a caliber .38 gun with 9 bullets and a number of drug paraphernalia.
Meanwhile, the number of dead suspected criminals is rising in line with President Duterte's promise to crack down on criminality and illegal drugs.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Ronald dela Rosa said they have already gained their momentum and there is no reason to stop anytime, a statement supported by Senator Ping Lacson. -Kami Media