PDEA nabs two in Times Beach for drug pushing

Subscribe Now December 10, 2010 at 10:19pm

Agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office XI led by IA5 EMERSON R ROSALES, Officer-In-Charge, PDEA XI conducted buy-bust operation last December 6, 2010 at around 11:20 p.m. at Times Beach (In front of Ryan's Place), Ecoland, Davao City. The suspect was identified as Marla Katrina Villano Y Gamir @ Kathy, 31 years old, a resident of San Antonio, Matina, Davao City. Villano was arrested by the PDEA operative who acted as poseur buyer after selling one (1) sachet of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride otherwise known as "shabu" worth five hundred pesos (Php 500.00).

Her live in partner, identified as Nicolo Esoy @ Nico were also arrested after conspiring with each other for selling suspected shabu. Also recovered from the possession and control of Esoy were the one (1) small sachet of suspected shabu and two (2) pieces small pack of suspected dried marijuana leaves while the five hundred peso (Php 500.00) buy-bust marked money with serial number KL363149 were recovered from the possession and control of Villano.

The suspects are now detained at PDEA Regional Office XI Jail Facility. Cases for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) in relation to Section 26 (Conspiracy) and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 is being filed against the suspects. The seized suspected dangerous drugs were submitted to Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory, Ecoland, Davao City for laboratory examination.

This serves as a warning to all drug perpetrators that the law enforcement agencies and the community are closely working together and always vigilant in the fight against illegal drugs. The office is asking everyone to help the government attain its vision for a drug free Philippines by reporting to us those who are involved in illegal drug activities. You can call or text us at 082-222-3045, 09395433405, 09158362599 or 09331481387.

Source: pia.gov.ph

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