BAGUIO CITY – Two suspected drug personalities were successfully arrested by police after they were found to be in possession of illegal drugs during a recent buy bust operation in front of a bakeshop along Naguilian road around 4 am Saturday.
Senior Superintendent Rolando F. Miranda, officer-in-charge of the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), identified the arrested individuals as Jayson Bustarde Somera and Christian Mayer Tolentino, who are alleged members of the Christian Alvar alias Sadeek drug group and Norman Nares drug group which are said to be operating in the city and nearby municipalities of Benguet, La Union and Pangasinan.
Confiscated from the suspects during the anti-illegal drug operation were 2 pieces heat sealed transparent sachets containing alleged shabu weighing 1 gram valued at P5,000, 2 units mobile phone and P500 bill buy bust money.
The suspects were subsequently brought to the BCPO headquarters for safekeeping while the seized pieces of evidence were brought to the PNP crime laboratory for the conduct of appropriate tests to scert5ain the confiscated illegal drug was genuine.
A case for violation of the provisions of Republic Act (RA) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Law was filed against them before the city prosecutor’s office while the suspects were eventually turned over to the Baguio City Jail where they were detained.
By Dexter A. See