MORE than P150,000 worth of shabu, gun, drug paraphernalia and cash money were seized by authorities from three drug personalities during the conduct of “Oplan Sita” Sunday in Malabon City.
Malabon police chief P/Col. Angela Rejano said the arrest of Edwin Ramos, 37, of San Nicolas St., Lubao, Pampanga; Karen Araniego, 44, of Mangan-Baca, Zubic, Zambales and Mary Jany Susi, 44, of Hermosa, Bataan stemmed from a text message by a concerned citizen about an ongoing illegal drug transaction inside a black Toyota Wigo in Sanciangco St., Bgy. Catmon.
Malabon Police Sub-Station 4 commander P/Lt. Rommel Adrias immediately instructed his men to conduct Oplan Sita in the area. At around 8:45 a.m, operatives composed of P/SSgt. Raymond Siatrez, P/Cpl. Allvan Franz Hurtado, P/Cpl. Roel Quejada. P/Cpl. John Michael Lumanog and P/Cpl. Cesario lang-ay chanced upon the vehicle parked in front of a Multi-Purpose Hall in Sanciangco St. \
When lawmen approached the black Toyota Wigo with license plate number CDI 5383, they saw Ramos at the driver’s seat with gun tucked on his waist, prompting policemen to place him under arrest, along with two female companions.
Confiscated from Ramos was a caliber .9mm Glock pistol with magazine loaded with 11 live ammunition while a total of 22.45 grams of shabu with standard drug price worth P152,660, several pieces of drug paraphernalia, three cellular phones and cash money amounting to P100,000 believed to be proceeds from the illegal drug trade were seized from the suspects.
Rejano said the arrested suspects were presented for inquest proceedings before the Malabon City Prosecutor’s Office on charges for violation of possession of illegal drugs while additional charges for violation of R.A 10591 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act will be filed against Ramos.