PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY– On August 07, 2021 at around 02:00 PM, operatives of Special Operations Unit 3 led by PBGEN REMUS B MEDINA, Director, PNP DEG with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 3, Regional Intelligence Division, Regional Drug Enforcement  Unit, Police Regional Office 3, Provincial Intelligence Unit, Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, Bulacan Provincial Police Office, and Marilao, Bulacan City Police Station conducted joint buy-bust operations in Brgy. Sta. Rosa II, Marilao, Bulacan, which resulted to an armed encounter and untimely death of suspect Tony Cabas, a resident of Block 40, Welfareville Compound, Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City.

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

a.         Six (6) plastic bag of suspected shabu weighing more or less 550 grams with a Standard Drug Price of Php 3,740,000.00;

b.         One (1) unit caliber 45 pistol Colt automatic;

c.         Two (2) caliber 45 magazines;

d.         Four (4) caliber 45 ammunitions;

e.         One (1) unit mobile phone;

f.          Drug paraphernalia; and

g.         Three (3) bundles of boodle money.         

As a background, on August 3, 2021, a civilian informant reported to SOU 3 office that the subject is openly distributing illegal drugs in the areas of Mandaluyong, Pasig, Quezon City and Bulacan. Likewise, reports received that suspect is involved in gun for hire and robbery hold up victimizing foreigners and workers.

            PBGEN MEDINA said, “Amidst another surge of Covid-19, we still put our best foot forward and courageously sweeping our street to make our communities a better place to live in”. ###