Drugs and firearms seized from the suspects. Photo courtesy of Major Jeffrey Onde, Orion police chief.
ORION, Bataan — Police on Friday afternoon arrested seven suspects allegedly engaged in illegal drug activities and confiscated shabu and firearms in a buy-bust operation here.
Major Jeffrey S. Onde, Orion police chief, identified those arrested as security guard Allan Leoveras, 44, and his live-in partner Annalyn Sabinorio, 37; Raymundo Malinao, 38; Armando Timblique, 25; Francisco Timblique, 33; Mary Ann Mahinay, 24 – all of Daan Pari, Orion; and Joey Gulia, 30, of St. Francis, Limay.
Confiscated were nine small transparent heat-sealed plastic sachets of shabu, drug paraphernalia, and firearms and ammunitions consisting of an improvised shotgun loaded with four live ammunitions and a .38 revolver with eight live ammunitions for 9mm.
In a report to Bataan police director Col. Joel Tampis, Onde said live-in partners Leoveras and Sabinorio were first to fall in the drug operation after they sold to a police poseur-buyer a sachet of shabu in exchange for P500 marked money.
During the conduct of protective searches, the police chief said the raiding team found in the possession and control of Leoveras the firearms and two sachets of shabu while the other six sachets were confiscated from the other suspects.
The raiding team in the buy-bust operation in Daan Pari was composed of personnel from the Orion police, 2nd provincial mobile force company and provincial drug enforcement unit and in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Onde said they were preparing charges against the seven suspects for violation of Sections 5, 6, 11, 13, 14 and 15 of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act while another case, violation of RA 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, will be filed against Leoveras.