PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY– On October 08, 2021 at around 11:30 AM, operatives of Special Operations Unit 6 led by PBGEN REMUS B MEDINA, Director, PNP DEG together with Integrity Monitoring Enforcement Group PRO 6, and San Carlos City Police Station, conducted joint buy-bust operations at Urban Phase 4, Barangay Rizal, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental which resulted in the arrest of Mel Gleen Layugan Vista, 39 years old, male, married and a resident of Urban Phase 4, Brgy Rizal, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

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

a.      More or less 55 grams of white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with Standard Drug Price (SDP) of Php 374,000.00;  

b.      One (1) piece One Thousand Peso bill original placed on top of boodle money used as buy-bust money; and

c.      One (1) pc gray Lacoste pouch

           As a background, Vista is listed as a high value individual and known to be a member of Gracia Drug Group.

           The drug evidence was turn-over to Negros Occidental Provincial Crime Laboratory Office for forensic/laboratory examination while arrested suspect is now detained at San Carlos City Police Station. The non-drug evidence is under the custody of SOU 6, PNP DEG. A case for violation of RA 9165 is being prepared against him.

    PBGEN MEDINA commended the efforts of the drug operatives in maintaining peace and order in the community. ###