2 ‘high-value’ drug suspects fall, P3.4M drugs seized in Cavite

By Miguel Gil

June 8, 2023, 4:41 pm

<p>Brig. Gen. Carlito Gaces, PRO-4A director<em> (Photo from Police Regional Office 4A)</em></p>

Brig. Gen. Carlito Gaces, PRO-4A director (Photo from Police Regional Office 4A)

ROSARIO, Cavite – Two suspected big-time drug dealers were arrested in this town and PHP3.4 million worth of shabu was seized by combined operatives of the Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

In a statement on Wednesday, the Police Regional Office-Calabarzon (PRO-4A) said suspects Basit Dimasira Mamacol alias “Mosib” and Sandy Jailani Rabalon were apprehended in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Tejeros Convention on Tuesday.

Both were categorized by the Cavite PPO as “high-value drug personalities.”

A plastic bag containing some 500 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine or “shabu,” with a street value of some PHP3,450,000, was confiscated from Mamacol and Rabalon.

Brig. Gen. Carlito Gaces, PRO-4A director, lauded the two law enforcement agencies, whose “remarkable partnership” led to the arrest of two notorious drug suspects and seizure of millions of peso worth of shabu.

“We have to sustain the gains we have already achieved in our campaign against illegal drug trade in our region,” the police official said.

He attributed recent successes in the fight against the illegal drugs trade to “aggressive and honest law enforcement operations in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies such as the PDEA.”

It was disclosed that Mamacol and Rabalon are now in PDEA’s custody, and are facing charges of violating Section 5 and 11 of Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

“This only shows that PRO-Calabarzon is committed to work closely with PDEA-4A in the conduct of an aggressive campaign against illegal drugs in the entire region,” Gaces said.

He pointed out that on May 24, lawmen in Calabarzon confiscated over PHP190 million worth of shabu from two suspects in a similar sting operation in Calamba, Laguna. (PNA)