DASMARIÑAS CITY, Cavite -- Police authorities here arrested five persons and confiscated some 47 kilos of dried marijuana leaves and 115 grams of suspected shabu all valued at some PHP1.3 million during separate buy bust operations on Monday night.
City police chief, Lt. Col. Nerwin Ricohermoso, identified the suspects as Felix Flores, alias Alex, 34, of Summerwind 2, Brgy. Salitran 3, Dasmariñas City; Rodel Herrera, 35, of Salitran 2, Dasmarinas City; and Albert Mabini, 36, of Salitran 3, Phase 2 Summerwind Village, Dasmariñas City.
The three men were apprehended during the buy bust operation, in coordination with the City Drug Enforcement Unit, around 8:30 p.m. at Brgy. Salitran 3, Dasmariñas City.
Confiscated from the suspects were 47 blocks and three small heat plastic sachets all containing dried marijuana leaves, with a street value of PHP564,000; and four PHP100 bills used as buy-bust marked money.
Meanwhile, police officers also seized 115 grams of suspected shabu, with an estimated value of PHP782,000, during a buy bust operation in same area in Brgy. Salitran 3, arresting suspects Joan Tamisis, 33, of Summerwind Subd.; and Cris Omicti, 28, of Excess Road, Salitran 2.
"Dasmariñas PNP will continue to penetrate every corner of the city and will spare no one in the campaign against illegal drugs," Ricohermoso said in interview with Philippine News Agency (PNA).
The suspects, detained at the local holding cell, are facing illegal drugs charges. (PNA)