Police Regional Office 12 – Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php200,000) worth of Illegal Drugs (shabu) was seized and one (1) suspect was arrested by General Santos City Police Office (GSCPO) in a Drug Bust Operation in Barangay Lagao, General Santos City on November 26, 2019.
Joint elements of Police Stations 3 and 4 of GSCPO together with CDEU-GSCPO, and PDEA RO12 conducted Anti-Illegal Drugs Buy Bust Operation at the vicinity of Tiongson Street, Barangay Lagao, General Santos City (GSC).
As suspects and police operatives is about to close the transaction, the venue was diverted along National Highway, Digos-Makar road, Villa Consuelo Subdivision, Barangay City Heights, GSC where the drug suspect Normina Abas Pindaliday a.k.a Lyn, 26 years old a resident of Labu Labu, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao was successfully arrested.
Operatives acting as a poseur buyer were able to purchase from Pindaliday two (2) sacks rectangular heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substances of suspected shabu in exchange of thirty thousand ₱30,000 pesos marked money.
Also recovered from Pindaliday’s possession are four (4) sacks rectangular heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing same substance as mentioned.
All recovered suspected drug evidence are estimated to weigh more or less 30grams with the total street value of two hundred thousand (₱200,000) pesos.
Suspect along with the recovered pieces of evidence were brought to PS3, GSCPO for documentation and said drug evidence are turned over to PDEA RLO 12 for Qualitative and Quantitative examinations.
The suspect after subjected for medical/physical examination is now placed inside the custodial facility of Police Station 3 of GSCPO. Meanwhile, Cases for Violation of Section 5 and 11 Article II of RA 9165 (Sale/ or Delivery of Dangerous Drugs) and (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) are now being prepared for filing against the suspect
According to PBGEN ALFRED S CORPUS, Rgional Director, PRO 12; Pindaliday is a former OFW in Alippo, Syria from 2007-2018.
The latter started selling and distributing illegal drugs in the year 2019 in the area of General Santos City. She sells and carries her drugs by traveling and riding bus from Shariff Aguak to General Santos City.
“This accomplishment is a result of the intensified Intelligence efforts of our operatives in our anti-illegal drugs campaign. With our operational accomplishment every now and then, Barangays and Municipalities have been declared drug cleared by the PDEA. We are moving in a good pace. This is good for us and the community but this is not enough to settle with. Hence, the public can expect that our campaign against illegal drugs will not slow down but will only advance forward.” RD Corpus said.