PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY– On September 13, 2021 at around 3:30 PM operatives of Special Operations Unit-4B, led by PBGEN REMUS B MEDINA, Director, PNP DEG conducted buy-bust operation along Along C6 Rd., Brgy Sta Ana, Taytay, Rizal which resulted to successful arrest of the following:

  1. Melanie Elcolico Lempiada, female, filipino, 48 yrs old,  single, resident of 35 Brgy Triangulo, San Pablo City, Laguna
  2. Melchor Tolentino Arceo, filipino, 42 yrs old, married, company driver, resident of 65 San Rafael, San Pablo City, Laguna and,
  3. Joel Borromeo,  41 yrs old, married, construction worker, resident of Sta Veronica, San Pablo City, Laguna

During the operation, operating teams were able to confiscate the following items:

  1. One (1) knot-tied  medium-sized transparent plastic weighing more or less 50 grams of white crystalline substance suspected to be Shabu with an estimated Standard Drug Price of Php 340,000.00; b. Three (3) Cellular Phones;
  2. One (1) Samsung android phone;
  3. One (1) Asus android phone;
  4. Bundle of boodle money with genuine one thousand peso bill placed on top used as buy-bust money; and
  5. Assorted IDs.

Arrested persons were brought to SOU 4B, PNP DEG office for documentation and proper disposition while confiscated pieces of evidence will be turned-over to PNP Crime Laboratory, Camp Rafael T Crame for laboratory examination while a case for violation of RA 9165 is being prepared against them.###