PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY– Operatives of PNP Drug Enforcement Group arrested Gerard Sumalangcay Arcales a.k.a. Jerry, high value individual (HVI) on an anti-illegal drug operation (buy-bust) conducted  at around 7:00 PM of May 29, 2021 at 142 Barangay 50, Real Street, Tacloban City by operatives of SOU 8 under the direct supervision of PBGEN REMUS B MEDINA, Director, PNP DEG together with Police Station 1 and  2, City Intelligence Unit and CDEU TCPO and PDEA, Region 8. 

The operation also resulted in the confiscation of the following items:

  1. One (1) medium sachet of illegal drugs (shabu) weighing more or less 5 grams with Standard Drug Price of Php 34,680.00; and
  2. One (1) foil with residue of illegal drugs (shabu);
  3. One (1) digital weighing scale; and
  4. One (1) pc one thousand peso bill denomination with serial number EY952968; 
  5. One (1) scissor;
  6. One (1) lighter; and
  7. One (1) white cellphone (Samsung) with sim card and serial number RR1N802PEXT.

The suspect is considered a High Value Individual (HVI) in Tacloban City area and was arrested several times. The source of his illegal drugs is a certain a.k.a Mayor Etics, presently detained at Tacloban City Jail for violation of RA 9165.

All confiscated items/evidence were brought to the SOU8 office, PNP DEG for documentation and proper disposition while the suspect in now under the custody of SOU8 for documentation and proper disposition while a case for violation of Sec 5 and Sec 11 of RA 9165 is being prepared against him.###