An estimated P1.7 million worth of shabu was recovered from the five people arrested Tuesday afternoon in a buy-bust operation in Taguig City.
National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested suspects aged 22 to 50-year-old at a car parked at a mall in Barangay Western Bicutan around 4:55 pm, according to the NCRPO report.
Authorities arrested them on Tuesday after allegedly selling illegal drugs to a policeman pretending to be a buyer.
To pass through the checkpoint, the suspects placed the suspected shabu on rice plastics, according to the NCRPO.
Authorities then recovered five sachets of suspected shabu, weighing 250 grams, a plastic bag of rice, two cellphones, and buy-bust money from the suspects.
The suspects were detained at the Kamuning Police Station in Quezon City, facing a violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Extreme lockdown on Morning Breeze Homes extended until June 16
Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime Fresnedi ordered the extension of the extreme localized community quarantine at Morning Breeze Homes, Barangay Alabang, until June 16.
There are currently 19 cases of novel coronavirus in the area, and according to the local city health office.
They added that those who tested positive are living near each other and that physical distancing was not followed during the area’s initial 3-day lockdown. Also, many are not wearing face masks.
The results of the 33 resident swab tests are also pending. According to Dr. Teresa Tuliao, the entire community needs to be isolated first.
The local government would continue to give relief supplies so the 249 families in Morning Breeze could eat.
Today, police are still guarding the community gate, and the Philippine Coast Guard is also on the lake since the other part of the Morning Breeze is in Laguna de Bay.
Police shot dead in Parañaque
A policeman was shot dead Tuesday night on East Service Road, Barangay San Martin De Porres in Parañaque City.
The victim was identified as Police Cpl. Michael Banaag, who was allegedly shot by riding-in-tandem.
According to some witnesses, they have heard a series of gunshots from the suspects.
Banaag has been assigned to the National Mobile Region Battalion of the National Capital Region Police Office for just two weeks.
He was previously an anti-drug operative of the Manila Police District.
According to Police Col. Robin King Sarmiento, chief of Parañaque City Police, the victim was about to return to Tondo when the shooting happened.