Camp Sgt Quintin Merecido, Buhangin, Davao City- Regional Director, PBGen Marcelo C Morales, announced that the intensified implementation of anti-illegal drugs campaign of Police Regional Office 11 netted two (2) notorious drug peddlers in separate buy-bust operations conducted by the elements of Tugbok Police Station yesterday.

On September 30, 2019 at around 6:28 PM, personnel of Tugbok Police Station led by Police Major Ricky Obenza, conducted buy bust operation at Purok 13, GTH Street, Barangay Lubogan, Toril District, Davao City which resulted in the arrest of IAN SAYSON GANTUANGCO, Alias Daku, 37 years old, born on November 20 1981, jobless; and GRACE PASACAN POSTRANO, alias Nene, 38 years old, born on September 20 1979, female, live in status, jobless are both resident of Purok 13, Gth Street, Barangay Lubugan, Toril District, Davao City.

According to PBGen Morales, “The suspects were former detainees at Kidapawan City Jail for same offense, last June 2016 the same case against IAN SAYSON GANTUANGCO was dismissed while at June 2017 GRACE PASACAN POSTRANO was acquitted with the same case. They were both listed in Directorial for Intelligence watch list and were monitored by Tugbok PS for more than a month now,” he said.

On same day, same operatives also arrested REYNALDO BIONGAN APACIBLE, alias Toto, 49 years old, born on June 23 1970, male, married, delicacy vendor and a resident of Purok 1, Barangay Tugbok Proper, Tugbok, District, Davao City after he sold one (1) sachet of shabu to the police poseur buyer at Purok 13, GTH Street, Barangay Lubugan, Toril District, Davao City.

Further, the abovementioned operations resulted to the recovery and confiscation of fifteen (15) sachets of suspected shabu from the suspects with estimated weight of 20 grams worth of Php 150,000.

“I commend the operating unit for a job well done. These people were categorized as “hardcore” drug personalities kasi recidivist na.They have long been monitored by the Drug Enforcement Unit of Tugbok PS, engaging in illegal drug peddling in the said area. Good thing they fell under our trap matapos ang isang buwan na pagmamanman at nang di na sila makaimpluwensya pa ng kasamaan sa iba lalo na sa mga kabataan.”

Moreover, RD Morales said that the successful anti-illegal drug bust operations are part of the aggressive implementation of Anti-illegal drugs campaign of the PNP.

All arrested suspects are now detained at the custody of the operating unit while documents are being prepared for filing of case for violation of RA 9165 Otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.