Monday, February 13, 2012

Three shabu pushers nabbed in Aurora buy-bust

BALER, Aurora, February 13, 2012-Operatives of the Aurora cops Anti-illegal drugs special operation task force arrested three suspected shabu pushers during a buy-bust in barangay Suklayin Sunday around four in the afternoon.
The police operation resulted to the arrest of suspects Michael Lumasac y Laña, 32 years old, married, jobless together with his cohorts suspects his brother Deblin Lumasac y Laña, 29 years old and his uncle Roy Laña y Magaro, 53 years old all residents of Brgy. Suklayin here.

An undercover agent from the police force who acted as poseur buyer of suspected illegal drug pusher and bought shabu from Michael using marked/dusted money composed of one piece (1) of 200 peso bill bearing serial number HX200891 and three pieces (3) of 100 peso bills bearing serial numbers C583583, QK 728550 and GD715094.  After receiving the dusted money by Michael, his brother Deblin gave him a small transparent plastic container containing suspected shabu and then Michael handed it to the poseur buyer.

The operative who acted as poseur buyer took effect the arrest of suspect Michael while other members of the team rushed in the aforesaid place and arrested Deblin and Roy.

Michael was arrested on the act of selling shabu and confiscated from his possession and control a small transparent heat sealed plastic sachet containing crystalline substance better known as shabu weighing 0.05 grams and also recovered from him the marked/dusted money.

In the immediate vicinity, several small open and empty transparent plastic sachets were found containing suspected shabu and various crumpled foil and improvised tooter and after proper documentation the same were brought to Baler PNP with other pieces of evidence for investigation.
The suspects were investigated at the police station and subsequently brought to the Aurora Provincial Crime Laboratory Office located at Sitio Setan, Brgy. Calabuanan and were declared positive in using drugs.

Case for violation of Section 5, 12 and 15 of Republic Act 9165 was filed against the three respondents. The suspects were taken to the provincial prosecutors office today for inquest proceeding.

The task force was a joint effort led by P/Inspector Ferdinad B Usita and personnel of Baler Police Station under the over-all supervision of Police Senior Supt. Benjamin T Hulipas, Provincial Director who conducted operation against illegal Dangerous Drugs in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 3.

Prior to this, numerous complaints were received by the police from concern citizens of Barangay Suklayin regarding the rampant selling of illegal drugs at aforesaid place; thus, the authorities immediately conducted surveillance, casing and test buy operation. (Jason de Asis)


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