AT LEAST 10 persons, including three women and the alleged no. 1 most wanted person, were arrested after police raided a house which yielded gun and ammunition, illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia yesterday in Pasay City.
Arrested were Noe Cemetara Abcede, 37, tagged as the no. 1 MWP in Pasay City due to murder charges; Aldrin Esguera, 21, Marvin Pabicon, 30, Joemar Samonte, 30, Teresita Bautista, 44, Richie Pasibugan, 21, Romila Tolentino, 32, Maricris Samonte, 37, John Michael Cruz, 31, and Margarito Bambay Cinco, 55, all of Manda Compound, M. dela Cruz St., Bgy. 130, Pasay City.
Supt. Deanry Francisco, deputy chief of police for operations and concurrent chief of Station Investigation Detective Management Branch of Pasay City, said the suspects were arrested at 7:30 a.m. after operatives of Station Intelligence Unit, Special Weapons and Tactics (SIU, SWAT) and Central Park Police Community Precinct of Pasay City police raided the house of Abcede at 2464 Manda Compound by virtue of search warrant issued by Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Executive Judge Wilhelma Jorge-Wagan allegedly due to violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.
Police identified the subject of the operation as Aldrin Esguera, Noe Cemetara and Madonna Esguerra, who reportedly managed to elude arrest.
They arrested the suspects inside the said house following the enforcement of the search warrant.
Police recovered a cal. .45 pistol gun with magazine loaded with seven bullets, a .38 caliber revolver with six bullets, two plastic sachet containing suspected shabu; two improvised glass water pipe; two disposable lighter; a pack of unused plastic sachet, and blue coin purse.
Police said the suspects were charged with violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165 also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, RA 10561 and Presidential Decree 1829 or the Obstruction on Apprehension and Prosecution of Criminal Offenders.