Isabela Police, Accomplice Selling Illegal Drugs Nabbed in Buy-Bust Ops

Isabela Police, Accomplice Arrested in Buy-Bust Operation for Selling Illegal Drugs

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has arrested a police and his accomplice during buy- bust operation for selling illegal drugs in Isabela.

The anti-narcotic operatives jailed a policeman and his accomplice civilian who are on the list of wanted drug peddlers during a drug buy-bust operation conducted in Barangay Calaocan, Santiago City. PMaster Sgt. Roel Gacutan, 35, of the Cordon Police Station, and Jaime Roy, 30, an aluminum installer, were identified as the suspects.

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The suspects allegedly transacted with a police officer who acted as the buyer of suspected shabu worth P5,000, which was purportedly discovered in Roy’s custody, according to the report. Inside the police vehicle, a Caliber 9MM gun with ammunition and two more magazines loaded were discovered.

In addition, police found drug paraphernalia, a container suspected of containing shabu residue, and P58,000 in cash. A black SUV reportedly utilized by the suspects as a getaway car was also seized.

The police denied the allegations against them and said that he would only deliver the acquaintance Roy when they were suddenly stopped by some armed men. The cash recovered from his custody was his loan that will be used to repair his vehicle, which was supported by his wife, the police suspect.

Based on police and PDEA records, Gacutan is on the Regional Target List while Roy is on the Street Level Individual or SLI. PCol. James Melad Cipriano, Provincial Director of the Isabela Police Provincial Office said they have no place in the ranks of the police for those involved in illegal activity, especially illegal drugs.

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