September 24, 2021

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Drug suspect arrested in buy bust operation in Matnog, Sorsogon

Matnog, Sorsogon drug buy bust operation. Contributed photo

An illegal drug suspect was captured by police in Matnog, Sorsogon on Thursday afternoon.

According to police, on May 27, 2021, joint elements of Matnog MPS led by DCOP PLT Jose D. Destacamento(Lead Unit), 2nd PMFC SorPPO, ODRDO-RDEU5 Team Sorsogon, and Intel Operatives of 22IB, 9ID PA, under the direct supervision of COP PMAJ Jabesh N. Napolis, conducted an operation on illegal drug (buy-bust) at Barangay Caloocan, Matnog, Sorsogon.

The operation resulted in the arrest of the suspect after selling/ delivered and handed over to police poseur buyer (PCpl Erick J. Saberon) one (1) small heat sealed transparent sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, marked later as EJS-BB 5/27/21 in exchange of pre-photocopied PhP500.00 bill with serial no. PB408942.

Police named the suspect as Jan Basinillo y Zacarias, 39 years old, with live-in partner, fixer, resident of Brgy. Sinibaran, Matnog, Sorsogon.

He is described as street level individual and listed before resumption period.

Suspect was arrested by PMSg Victor E. Erlano.

Ensuing lawful search was conducted to the suspect in the presence of required witnesses such as media representatives, Darrel June Buena of Padaba FM, Barangay Kagawad Ferdinand Majello of Caloocan, Matnog, Sorsogon, resulting to the recovery from the suspect’s possession, control and custody of the following evidence:

(a) One (1) small heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, marked as EJS-BB 5/27/21 (obtained thru buy-bust);

(b) One (1) medium size heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, marked as EJS-POS1 5/27/21 (obtained thru body search);

(c) Two (2) small heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, marked as EJS-POS2 5/27/21 and EJS-POS3 5/27/21, respectively (obtained thru body search);

(d) PhP500.00 bill with serial no. PB408942 used as buy-bust money (obtained thru body search);

(e) One (1) coin purse (stripe) containing coins (PhP10.00) and empty transparent plastic sachets;

(f) One (1) unit of cellphone (Samsung); and

(g) One (1) piece mini-sling bag (adidas/black) containing ballpen, three (3) pieces PHp100.00 bill and one (1) PhP20.00, and six (6) pieces PhP5.00 coins and eleven (11) pieces PhP1.00 coins.

An inventory of the pieces of evidence was made at the place of the arrest, and in the presence of required/mandatory witnesses;

Arrested person was apprised of the constitutional rights in dialect known to and understood by him, and was brought to the police station for booking and documentation.

Drug item will be submitted for laboratory examination.

Criminal cases for Violation of Sec. 5 and 11 of RA 9165 are being prepared against the suspect for filing in court.