Camp Sgt Quintin Merecido, Buhangin, Davao City- One drug personality was arrested after being targeted to a buy-bust ops while (3) others including a Barangay Kagawad were caught in the act by the operatives from Toril Police Station while into “pot session” during the operation yesterday, September 6, at 2:00 PM at Villa Funeral Homes, McLeod St., Brgy. Toril Poblacion, Toril, Davao City.

According to PBGen Marcelo C Morales, PRO 11 Regional Director, suspects were identified as:

1. Jimmy Sayman Abi-Abi, 42 y.o., Married, Embalmer a resident of McLeod St., Brgy. Toril Poblacion, Toril, Davao City (subject of buy bust)

2. Marcelo Papalid Ramos, 46 y.o., Single, Brgy. Kagawad of Brgy. Lubogan,Toril,Davao City

3. Rogelio Pedeles Tayan Jr.

4. Elinai Roda Rasay, 27 y.o., Single, make up artist and a resident of Villarosa,Brgy. Lubogan,Toril,Davao City.

“Ramos who is a barangay councilor is one of the high-value targets of Toril Police Station,” RD Morales said.

Further, confiscated from the suspects were the following, to wit:

a.Eleven (11) sachets of suspected shabu; (1) pc Improvised lighter color green with improvised needle
c. one (1) pc Improvised tooter;
D. one (1) Unit Firefly Cellular phone color brown

Estimated street value of drugs recovered is more or less Php 45,000.

Meanwhile, PBGen Morales commended the operating troops for a job well done and emphasized that Police Regional Office 11 will strongly pursue its mission to fight criminality, illegal drugs and corruption and will do its best to maintain peace and order in the region.

Furthermore, charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act as amended are now being readied against the suspects who are now under detention.