Elements of Eastern Police District- District Drug Enforcement Unit led by PLTCOL REGGIE S LACSAMANA, in coordination with PDEA arrested three (3) suspects thru a buy bust operation yesterday at 1:45 PM of September 11, 2019. In a report submitted to the District Director of Eastern Police District PBGEN JOHNSON C ALMAZAN, suspects were identified as Artemio Victorino y Masarate Jr., 35 years old, single, jobless; Arnold Bole y Lomongin, 35 years old, single, jobless and Vergel Valiente y Plantilla Jr., 33 years old, single, jobless. The trio were residents of Brgy. Bagong Ilog, Pasig City.
According to the report submitted by PLTCOL REGGIE S LACSAMANA, Chief, District Drug Enforcement Unit, Eastern Police District thru a confidential informant stated that the subject persons were known selling illegal drugs. At that juncture, elements of EPD-DDEU immediately coordinated with PDEA on September 11, 2019 and planned for a buy bust-bust operation. A DDEU operative acted as a poseur buyer where he handed the marked money to Victorino, in exchange for illegal drug prompting his arrest.
While Bole and Valiente were found in the act of doing pot session inside their said residence. Records reveal that Artemio Victorino Jr. was identified as the son of the former Barangay Chairman of Bagong Ilog Artemio Victorino Sr. The operatives recovered a total of seven (7) heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu and drug paraphernalias.
The arrested drug suspects were apprised by their constitutional rights in a dialect they understood and subsequently examined at Rizal Medical Center for medical examination, while the confiscated pieces of evidence were submitted to EPD-Crime Laboratory for examination. Cases of Section 5 and 11 of Article II of R.A. 9165 are being prepared against Victorino while Section 11, 14 and 15 of Art II OF R.A. 9165 are being filed against Bole and Valiente.