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8 drug suspects fall in 2 QC busts; yield P340K worth of ‘shabu’

/ 09:58 PM September 15, 2021

Anti-narcotics operatives arrested eight suspects, which included a 17-year-old minor, in two separate buy-bust operations in Quezon City, seizing P340,000 worth of crystal meth, locally known as “shabu.”

MANILA, Philippines — Anti-narcotics operatives arrested eight suspects, which included a 17-year-old minor, in two separate buy-bust operations in Quezon City, seizing P340,000 worth of crystal meth, locally known as “shabu.”

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Quezon City Police District (QCPD) identified the suspects in the first operation as Dennis Benig, 34; Androl Makabenta, 33; Jerome Tataro, 30; Franchesca Palermo, 28; Ronilo Cabanting, 33; and a 17-year-old male.

Police said an informant tipped the location of the suspects where they were arrested at about 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday along BIR Road near the corner East Ave., Barangay Central, Quezon City.

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Authorities were able to confiscate four sachets of shabu valued at P285,600, four cellular phones, two motorcycles. The policemen also recovered the buy-bust money.

Meanwhile, two other suspects were arrested in another operation in Barangay Pasong Tamo, Quezon City. They were identified as John Michael Bañaga, 26; and Michael Serra, 36.

The two were arrested at about 12:05 a.m. Wednesday at Bañaga’s residence after the police received a tip about the illegal drug activities of the two said suspects.

Confiscated from them were five sachets of shabu valued at P54,400 and the buy-bust money.

QCPD said the drug suspects will be charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The 17-year-old teen, on the other hand, will be turned over to the Quezon City Social Services Development Department for proper intervention.

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