Cops Arrest Man Using Illegal Drugs in Viral Video During Buy-Bust Operation
NAVOTAS CITY – The police authorities have arrested a man using illegal drugs in the viral video during a buy-bust operation.
In December 2021, the video footage of two drug suspects identified as Johnny Villanueva and Mark Anthony Hererias while using illegal drugs spread like a wildfire online. The video earns criticisms online.
Navotas Police watched the video and the cops were able to arrest Johnny Villanueva last year. On May 29, 2022, Navotas Police launched another buy-bust operation to arrest a suspect named Jasper Pascual, alias “Totot.”
Luckily, the cops successfully arrested alias Totot as well as Hererias. Navotas police monitored the two suspects for over six months. Navotas PNP chief Police Colonel Dexter Ollaging believe that the suspects are convincing other users to buy drugs from them.
“Noong kinompare namin doon sa video ni Johnny Villanueva na sinasabi niya na kasama niya si Mark Anthony Hererias, nagkataon na parehas na parehas ‘yung face mask niya at saka ‘yung face mask niya noong nahuli namin siya,” Ollaging said.
The suspects have also admitted their wrongdoings. However, Hererias explained that he had no idea why they filmed their drug session.
“Wala lang po, hindi ko po alam na ipo-post niya po ‘yun. Hindi po ako ang nagpo-post nu’n, ‘yung kasama ko pong si Johnny Villanueva po,” Hererias reiterated.
Pascual explained that he engaged in illegal activities to earn money. The police officers recovered about 50 grams of illegal drugs worth P374, 000 and a .22 caliber pistol from the suspects.
The suspects will face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and illegal possession of firearms and live ammunition in relation to the Omnibus Election.
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