Muntinlupa’s top drug suspect nabbed in Negros Occidental
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines – A top drug suspect of Muntinlupa City and a companion of his was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Silay City late Thursday afternoon, September 15.
Police identified the suspects as Dennis Esmeralda, the number one drug personality in Muntinlupa City, and his companion Jimsel Balboa, both of Silay City.
Superintendent Willy Diel, city police chief, said Esmeralda sold a sachet of suspected shabu to a police poseur-buyer in exchange for P1,000.
After the transaction, the police recovered a package, which was carried by Esmeralda’s companion.
When the box from a courier company was opened, packs of illegal drugs were hidden inside the bottles of lotion and shampoo.
P3 million in recovered drugs
Diel said the recovered drugs, which weighed 300 grams, was worth P3 million.
He said the package was sent to Balbao from a certain Pocholo Bernabe from Muntinlupa City.
Diel added Esmeralda, who supplies illegal drugs in Silay City from Muntinlupa City, has return to the province due to the intensified anti-drug campaign of the government.
The suspect also refused to name his supplier in Muntinlupa, Diel said.
The suspects, who are in police custody, are facing drug charges. – Rappler.com