Government nurse, companion arrested in drug buy-bust
August 08, 2019 - Thursday 10:08 AM by Ruth Palo
DAVAO CITY -- Police on Wednesday morning arrested a government nurse and a companion for allegedly selling prohibited drugs inside an inn in Cabaguio Avenue, this city.
Police Regional Office (PRO) 11 director Police Brigadier General Marcelo Morales identified the suspects as Denver Balibado Arinzol, 32, a registered nurse working at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), and John Baluyot Manaueto, 39, a resident of Garcia Heights, this city.
Morales said Sta. Ana Police Station conducted a buy-bust operations at 1:25 a.m. on August 7, 2019 and arrested Arinzol after he handed over a sachet of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) to an undercover agent.
Police seized three sachets of shabu with estimated street value of P4,000 from the suspects.
Police sources said Arinzol had been placed under surveillance after authorities received information about his alleged illegal activity.
The arrested suspects are now detained at Sta. Ana Police Station pending the filing of charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
"We have our vision of a drug-free community and we must do our job to achieve that vision,” Morales said.
“So, we will not stop until every single sachet of illegal drug in the region is wiped out and that every drug pusher is put behind the bars of justice," he added.
LOOK: Road accident leaves 8 dead in Davao City
IN PHOTOS: Rescuers from Central 911 pull out bodies from under sacks of rice from a trailer truck that had rammed into several vehi ...2 months ago
NUJP condemns ‘mistaken identity’ arrest of journalist
DAVAO CITY -- The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on Monday condemned the arrest of journalist a ...2 months ago
City Hall plans to use ATM cards to record attendance
DAVAO CITY -- The city government’s Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) is now looking to implement an ATM card system that wil ...1 day ago
Measles outbreak in Mati kills two kids
DAVAO CITY -- Two children were reported to have died of measles as an outbreak of the disease hit a barangay in Mati City, Davao Orienta ...1 day ago