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PRESS RELEASE NO. 082/17

DATE: FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) simultaneously implemented three authorized searches that led to the discovery of three drug dens in Pasig City on February 13, 2017. 

PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña said that the illegal facilities are owned and operated by Gary Jose Gutierrez, Edelyn Fantilaga, alias Beng, and Climaco Dionaldo Jr., alias Jun.

 

Gutierrez and Dionaldo are the alleged leaders of Tanda Drug Group and Asilo Drug Group, respectively, operating in Metro Manila, particularly in Pasig City.

At around 3:00 in the afternoon, joint operatives of PDEA Regional Office-National Capital Region (PDEA RO-NCR) under Director Wilkins Villanueva and PDEA-Special Enforcement Services (PDEA-SES) under Director Ismael Fajardo, in coordination with Eastern Police District, PNP, Pasig City Police Station and Anti-Drug Abuse Council of Pasig (ADCOP), arrested Gutierrez, Fantilaga, and Dionaldo in their houses utilized as drug dens in Villa Monique, Esguerra Street, Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City.

Seized during the operations were a total of 38 transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu, weighing approximately 105 grams, with an estimated market value of P430,000 and various drug paraphernalia.

Also taken into custody were suspected customers of the dens identified as Jing Posadas Garcia, Adonis Nicart, Herme Casatjay, Jurica Gaspacho, Alicia Galisim, Sherman Dennis Loteyro, Isah Ampuan Wahab, Renato Lagao III, Rommel Moscosa, Leymar Cruz, Andria Raquidan, Julius Taytay, Rosaldo Yupo, Jigger Sta. Romana, Emilton Dalus, Jeffrey Sanchez, Richard Reyes, Rolando Niego, Janius Cebuan, Richard Ongonion, Felix Abejuela, Leo-ann Pangilinan, Anton Antonio, Javier Natividad, Lez Moratal, Antonia Miguel, Robert Eduarte, Ryan Jamal, Joxan Cervantes, Henry Dumbrique, Ruel Moraleda, Michael Lopez dela Cruz, Cristina George, Cairoding Macadato, Marilou Mendoza and Rico dela Cruz, who were inside the dens when the operation was conducted.

The other subject of the warrant identified as a certain Nanay Liony, a suspected drug den owner and Abejuela’s wife, was not around during the search. She remains at large.

Gutierrez, Fantilaga, and Dionaldo will be facing charges for violation of Section 6 (Maintenance of a Drug Den), Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 12 (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia), Article II, of Republic Act 9165, or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Cases for violation of Section 7 (Visitors of a Drug Den) of the anti-drug law will also be filed against the others.

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