Camp Sgt Quintin M Merecido, Davao City- A 57 year old drug listed personality identified as Alias Gimo was the recent target of the anti-illegal drug operation by the operatives under Buhangin Police Station yesterday.

Investigation disclosed that at about 8:30 PM of September 5, the buy bust operation was consummated at Carmelite, Purok Lourdes, Block 8, Hillside Subd. Buhangin, Davao City and successfully arrested NICANOR GALLARDO MONSANTO, alias “GIMO”, a Street level Target (SLT) and listed in the DI Watch list, 57 year- old, carpenter and a resident of Sitio Malatabis, Brgy. Daliao, Toril, Davao City, after the designated police poseur-buyer was able to buy one (1) zip-lock plastic sachet containing suspected marijuana dried leaves, seeds with twigs by using the prepared buy-bust money of Php 500.

During body search, confiscated from the suspect were another three (3) plastic sachets of marijuana dried leaves.

All recovered/ seized alleged illegal drugs items have an estimated street total value of more or less Php 2000 and with a total weight of more or less 15 grams.

Meanwhile, PBGen Marcelo C Morales, Regional Director, lauded the accomplishment of the operating team.

He said, “It is our immediate response to safeguard the people and help realize Pres Duterte’s call to cleanse this country against lawlessness and illegal drugs. Such job is risky but we take this endeavor as an inspiring experiences to perform our duty which is TO SERVE and PROTECT the citizenry.”

A case for violation of RA 9165 will be filed against the suspect through inquest proceeding.