Two more big-time drug dealers fall in Makati

Police arrested two more big-time drug dealers in another buy-bust operation last Wednesday in Makati City.

The latest operation, involving anti-narcotics personnel of Southern Police District and Makati City Police Station, and in close coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, also led in the seizure of P3.5 million worth of shabu.

The authorities arrested suspects Tristan Jay Ocfemia alias ‘Yeye’, and Oliver Rogelio Benitez at the parking of a fast-food chain along A.P.

Reyes Avenue in Barangay Tejeros around 3:30 p.m.

The police operation stemmed from the information received by PDEA about the illegal activities of the suspects.

Recovered from the suspects were 500 grams of shabu, two motorcycle units, and the money used in the entrapment operation.

The arrest came few days after the SPD and Makati City police busted John Edward Sayson, also a big-time drug pusher in Makati, who was caught with P2.5 million worth of shabu in his possession.

Sayson was arrested in an entrapment operation at 2617 Rockefeller Street in Barangay San Isidro. He was included in the city's Drug Watch List.

Recovered from the suspect were seven plastic sachets of shabu, two 1,000 peso bills and 48 pieces of 1,000-peso bills boodle money used in the entrapment, and a weighing scale.

On Thursday, SPD operatives also arrested John Paul Matela, 32, a resident of 3385 A. Mabini Street, Barangay Poblacion, also in Makati City.

Police seized P340,000 worth of shabu from Matela who was arrested at the corner of Gil Puyat Avenue and Makati Avenue around 2:15 p.m.

SPD director Emmanuel Peralta commended his men and the Makati City police station for a job well done and acknowledged the cooperation, alertness and vigilance of the people in the community.

“My stern warning to those who make business out of illegal drugs for easy money is not a joke. Try to find other jobs appropriate for your skills and talents, not on illegal activities. The Southern Police

District has no let up and room for illegal activities," he said.

Peralta said that the SPD will continue its efforts to protect the public against criminality. “Peace is everybody’s concern. Let us help each other to get rid of these criminals.”

Topics: buy-bust operation , drug dealers , Makati City , Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
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