Drug Peddler nabbed in buy-bust operation

Camp Major Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad- A drug seller was arrested by combined forces of Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) and PDEA-Baguio in a buy-bust operation conducted in Bakakeng Central, Baguio City on Tuesday night, December 15, 2020.

PCOL ALLEN RAE F CO, City Director of BCPO, identified the suspect as Jay-r Espino Ander, aka “Jay-r Espino Pligio”, “CJ Mark Espino Ander and “Ambot”, 26 years old, a resident of Bakakeng Central, Baguio City.

According to the report of Kennon Road Police Station (PS8), the suspect was arrested after he sold to the police operatives who acted as poseur-buyer a small heat-sealed plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu” weighing more or less 0.5g with Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) value of Php 1,500.00.

During the operation, one thousand five hundred pesos boodle money, one Android cellphone and a yellow lighter was confiscated in the actual possession of the suspect.

Onsite markings and inventory were done in the presence of Punong Barangay Angeline Ramos of Camp 7 Barangay and Prosecutor Oliver Prudencio. The sachet of white crystalline substances was turned over to BCPO Crime Laboratory Office for Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis.

The suspect is now under the police custody of Kennon Road Police Station (PS8) while charges for Violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 is being prepared against the suspect. (BCPO-PIO)