AUTHORITIES seized more than P6.1 million worth of shabu from four big-time drug pushers, including a woman, in a buy-bust Tuesday evening in Makati City.
Makati police chief P/Col. Harold Depositar identified the arrested drug suspects as Marivic Dela Cuesta, 36, of 919 Quezon Blvd., Sta Cruz, Manila, Daryl Ace Parungo, 29, of 753 Int. 77 Raxabago St., Tondo, Jamail Bura, 38, of 648 Carlos Palanca St., Quiapo and Frank Lawrence Dela Cruz, 18, of 1087 Batangas St., Tondo
In his report to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director P/BGen. Vicente Danao, Jr., Depositar said the arrest of the notorious drug suspects was the result of a weeklong surveillance and intelligence operation by elements of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) with the assistance of the Regional Special Operation Group-Regional Intelligence Division (RSOG-RID) and Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) of NCRPO.
At around 9:35 p.m., operatives of the Makati SDEU, RSOG-RID and RDEU nabbed the four suspects after they handed five knot-tied plastic ice bags containing shabu to a police poseur-buyer in exchange for P600,000.00 marked money composed of 12 genuine P1,000 bill and 588 pieces of boodle money during a buy-bust along Kalayaan Avenue, Bgy. West Rembo.
Depositar said they were able to confiscate from the suspects four cellular phones and a total of 900 grams of shabu with standard drug price worth P6,120,000.
The arrested suspects were presented for inquest proceedings before the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office on charges for violation of selling, possession and conspiracy under Article II of R.A. 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.