January 29, 2023

Law enforcers have nabbed three persons in string operations over the week in Baguio City that led to the seizure of 66 grams of suspected shabu.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera Director Gil Ceasario Castro said the arrests were a result of two operations in Barangay Imelda at 8:40 p.m. of Nov. 23 and in Sto. Tomas Proper at 2 a.m. on Nov. 24.

Seized were 66 grams of shabu worth P448,800.

Arrested in the first operation led by Baguio City Police Office Station 5 Chief, Capt. Ralph Dayag, were Joshua Stephen Aluyon Alsisto also known as “Pidot”, 27, single, unemployed, resident of 84-1 Lower Malvar St., Trancoville and Denise Gayle Serrano Valencia, 26, resident of 26 Red Alley, Lower QM. They yielded 65 grams of shabu worth P442,000.

Two others eluded arrest in said operation, namely Brian Leonile Dris, resident of Unit 9 No. 12 Imelda barangay, who was identified as the owner of the boarding house where the arrest was conducted and a John Doe. Follow-up operations are ongoing for their arrest.

Castro said the two arrested suspects were the source of illegal drugs in the region with the male being an ex-convict.

He said authorities are seeing a big group behind the two, believed to be a direct link to an earlier arrest involving an enforcer in Baguio.

Castro said a firearm and ammunition were confiscated from the two suspects.

“The evidence connote these individuals are a threat and pose danger to the people of Baguio,” he said.

Arrested in the second operation was Rodolfo Ressurection, 31, single, welder, and resident of Sto. Niño, Barangay Irisan. Seized from him was one gram of shabu worth P6,800. – Dionisio Dennis, Jr.