The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has now declared Naga City the Drug capital of the Philippines following the latest multiple arrests that includes 60-year old woman and several others on Saturday.
PDEA said that the drug cases in the hometown of Vice President Leni Robredo continues to increase despite the government’s effort to curb the drug activities in the area.
Since President Rodrigo Duterte took office, Camarines Sur and Naga City is on the top of the lists of the cities and provinces having the most arrested drug personalities.
The following major arrests are some of the cases recorded on police record.
July 3, 2016
Police arrested 13 people in an anti-illegal drugs operation in Barangay Peñafrancia, Naga City Saturday. The arrests were made on the strength of 11 search warrants for “Isla” or “Sagrada Familia” in zones 5 and 6, a known area of narcotics transactions.
The operation yielded 51 sachets of suspected shabu, various drug paraphernalia and two CCTV computer sets.
Three of the 13 suspects were apprehended while using and repacking narcotics. The suspects were believed to be members of the Alegre and Arbuis drug groups. Appropriate charges were being prepared against them. The arrest made 3 days after Duterte took office.
July 11, 2016
The 13 drug personalities arrested by a combined team of lawmen in Bicol during a buy-bust operation in Camarines Sur on July 2 have identified three police officers from the Naga City Police Office as their coddlers or protectors.
October 14, 2016
Nine people were arrested during a drug raid conducted by the police on Saturday in a hotel in Naga City.
Members of the city’s infamous Orcine Drug Group were allegedly caught in the act of using drugs in one of the rooms of the hotel.
The group’s alleged leader Eduardo Orcine and live-in partner Mara Mikee Aven were among those arrested. The other suspects were identified as Diosdado Orcine, Mylene Onquit, Regino Galvante, Francis Tarilla, Peter John Marcial, Ramon Cambe, and John Gary Buendia. Police said they seized P50,000 worth of shabu and several drug paraphernalia.
January 23, 2017
12 drug personalities nabbed in buy-bust operation In Naga City, read official and complete police report here.
January 26, 2017
A joint elements of Criminal Investigation and Detection Team – Camarines Sur and Naga City Police Office has arrested four persons in a buy-bust operation inside a Traveller’s Inn on Tuesday evening.
The suspects were apprehended inside the Room A-5 of Zamgem Traveller’s Inn in Barangay Bagumbayan Sur, Naga City.
They were identified as Eric Montierro y Ventocilla, Emerson Cañaveral y Robles, Amando Valle y Imperial and Alex Puse y Bersabe.
The four suspects were confiscated possessing four pieces transparent plastic sachets containing suspected “Shabu”; one (1) piece PhP500.00 bill used as buy-bust money and boodle money amounting to Php6,000.
Arrested Alex Montierro, Alex Puse and Amando Valle were former surrenderree in Oplan Tokhang, while Cañaveral is currently under the Drug Watchlist of Camaligan PNP. On Monday of January 23, 2017, another person was arrested Illegal in a buy-bust operation in Lanzones St., Zone 3, Barangay Triangulo, Naga City. A combined elements of Criminal Investigation and Detection Team – Camarines, Sur and personnel of Police Station 2, Naga Naga City Police Office has arrested Reynaldo Asuncion y Mallorca alyas “Potpot”. Three pieces of transparent plastic sachets containing suspected “shabu”; one PhP500.00 peso bill used as buy-bust money were confiscated.
April 24, 2017 – The man dubbed as the no. 1 most wanted drug suspect in the entire Bicol region has fallen in the hands of police. According to a Bicol Standard report Sunday (April 23), suspect Wilson Baita was arrested by joint operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEA) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Team (CIDT). In particular, Baita was captured after falling prey to a buy-bust operation at Room 3, Barangay Sagrada in Baao town, Camarines Sur. The report did not say how much drugs or money was recovered from the suspect following the operation, which was preceded by a “long intelligence work.”
It can be recalled that last month, elements of PDEA also made a big time arrest after they nabbed brothers Macneil Abines and Christian Abines. Described as “major drug dealers” in the province, the duo yielded a whopping P5.6 million worth of “shabu.” Sources said that their father, SPO2 Reinier Abines, is the bodyguard of a local politiko.