Intelligence operatives of Dipolog City Police Station and PDEA9 Zamboanga del Norte personnel conducted a joint drug buy-bust operation at Sitio Bauno, Barangay Gulayon, Dipolog City at about 4:45 PM on August 9, 2016, particularly at the residence of Jennelyn Gabonada.
This led to the arrest of Jofrey Cadavedo y Mabilog, 33, resident of Barra, Dipolog City, no. 5 in the drug watch list, Jennelyn Gabonada y Andines, 28, Maruel Cambongga y Requiron, 22, of Biasong, Dipolog City, and Alberto Gumial y Pata, 40, of Mias, Katipunan, Zamboanga Del Norte. One small sachet containing white crystalline granules believed to shabu (buy-bust item), twenty-one big sachets of same substance in the possession of Jofrey, thirteen medium-size sachets of shabu in the possession of Maruel, one small sachet of shabu in the possession of Alberto, marked money, cellphone, and other drug paraphernalia were seized. All confiscated drugs and non-drugs items are now under the custody of PDEA IX Zamboanga del Norte while arrested suspects are temporarily detained at said station. Total estimated weight of all recovered drugs is placed at 118.5 grams with an estimated street value of Php 414,750.00.
A man listed as the no. 10 in the drug watch list was arrested by operatives of Rizal MPS during the conduct of a hot pursuit operation In Sitio Batangan, Barangay New Dapitan, Rizal, Zamboanga Del Norte at about 8:00 PM of August 9, 2016. Police Inspector Alexis Palisoc, Rizal Police Chief, identified the arrested person as Frank Alexis Galleposo y Labadlabad alias “Dodoy Mayo”, a high value target (HVT) listed in the Top 10 Drug watch list. Investigation revealed that at about 7:30 in the evening on August 9, 2016. Said suspect was sighted at the aforementioned place by a BIN. Joint operating teams proceeded to the area. As they were about to approach the suspect, he drew a pistol and fired at the approaching authorities which prompted them to return fire and kill the suspect. No operative was hit in the said shootout.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9