By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — A drug suspect was arrested and P13.6-million worth of illegal drugs were seized in a buy-bust operation on Tuesday night (23 March 2021).
Citing the reports from the PNP Drug Enforcement Group, PNP Officer-in-Charge Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar, identified the drug suspect as Edgarfeel Baloni Sakilan alias Kalbo, 42 years old, married, driver, and a native of Maguindanao.
He was arrested at Phase 1A Yakal Loop extension corner Sugarberry St., Blk 3 lot 19, Saint Joseph Village, San Pedro, Laguna by elements of SOU 3, PDEG led by PLT Jonathan Sosongco, PDEA 4A, PIB Laguna PPO, and San Pedro City Police Station.
Seized from Sakikan, who is a notorious drug courier in the area of Region 3, NCR, 4A, and Mindanao area are more or less two kilograms of suspected Methamphetamine Hydrochloride or shabu in street parlance, worth P13.6 million, one (1) Honda City bearing plate number AEA 9728, one (1) Samsung keypad cellular phone, and two (2) genuine one thousand peso bill mixed with boodle money amounting to P1.3 million.
Investigation reveals that the suspect is one of the cohorts of the arrested Michael Romualdez, a warehouseman/bodegero in Imus City, Cavite.
Illegal drug supplies were from a certain Chinese national who contacted them using an international number based in Hongkong.
Their illegal drug group is composed of Filipino- Muslim and Chinese nationals and the illegal drug trade are operated through dispatching vehicles loaded with the illegal drugs.
According to Eleazar, their illegal drug transaction was discovered when one of the personnel of PNP-DEG SOU3 entered the drug syndicate thru a confidential informant.
From there, it was revealed that this illegal drug group is composed of Filipino-Muslims and Chinese nationals who reside at Donya Soledad, Taguig, and AFP Village, Taguig.
During the monitoring and surveillance of the operating teams, it was disclosed that they have been using different vehicles whenever they have an illegal drug transaction. (AI|MTVN)