P11.5M shabu seized in Bulacan drug sting

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — Government anti-narcotics agents busted a well-entrenched illegal drug group operating in Manila and Bulacan areas following the arrest of four alleged members and seizure of P11.5 million of methamphetamine hydrochloride in separate places in Meycauayan City and TM Kalaw in Manila Monday.

Police Brig. Gen. Rhodel O. Sermonia, director Central Luzon PNP, identified the suspects as Jonard Halili, 25, aka Billy, Erwin Borrinaga, 18, aka Junior, both of Barangay Pantoc, Meycauayan City and Mirko Francis Beringuel, 21, aka Micro, and Marlon Macarangal, 22, both of Pasaya City.

Sermonia said two of the suspects were arrested during a buy bust operations in Bulacan while the two others were collared during a follow-up operations that ended along TM Kalaw Street in Manila.

Seized from Halili and Borrinaga, Sermonia said includes seven transparent plastic bags of shabu weighing more or less 1.5 kilograms with an estimated street value of P10.2 million according to Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB).

Meycauayan City Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) operatives motored straight to Luneta Park Grandstand, Bgy. 666, Zone 72, District 5, TM Kalaw where four plastic transparent bags carrying shabu weighing 200 grams and estimated street value of P1.360,000 were seized from Macarangal and Beringuel.

Sermonia attributed the latest accomplishment to the sustain campaign against illegal drugs launched by the police  as part of the drug war program of the government. He commended the policemen who form part of the operations.

The Central Luzon PNP chief also encouraged the public to support the government in combatting illegal drugs to make their respective areas a drug-free communities.

“Let us support the government war on drugs to achieve a drug-free community,” Sermonia told reporters during a press conference held at the PANA Hall in this regional police headquarters.

The suspects were brought to Meycauayan City police headquarters for further investigation as violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act is being readied against them.