Cops nab 5 for drug dealing in hospital

Police arrested five persons, including a nurse attendant, for illegal drug trade in a buy-bust operation at the basement of East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City.

Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo, Quezon City Police District chief, identified the suspects as Emmanuel Leongson, 45, a nurse attendant from Barangay Bahay Toro, Quezon City; Guardo Herminio, 41, a garbage collector from Caloocan City; James Daguian, 47, a janitor from Barangay Culiat, QC; Rowel Tina, 27, of Barangay Batasan Hills, QC, and Bonifacio Castillo, 37, of Barangay Tatalon, QC, both morgue attendants.

A confidential informant reported to authorities the shabu peddling activity of Leongson, alias Cy, inside the EAMC.

On July 6 at about 10:30 p.m., a buy-bust operation was conducted at the hospital’s basement.

A policeman acted as a poseur buyer, who was able to buy P2,000 worth of shabu from Herminio and Daguian.

Leongson, along with Tina and Castillo, was then caught in the act of sniffing shabu.

Topics: illegal drug trade , East Avenue Medical Center , Emmanuel Leongson
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