BACOOR CITY, Cavite - A 28-year-old drug suspect was arrested by joint forces of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 4A-Regional Special Entrapment Team 1 and 2 in a buy-bust operation Wednesday night along Molino Boulevard, Barangay Talaba 4 in this city.
PDEA operatives identified the suspect as Daryl Julhasan, a resident of Maharlika Village in Taguig City.
Recovered from his possession were more or less one kilogram of suspected shabu, with a standard market value of PHP6.8 million, the boodle money placed inside a paper bag and used as marked money by the operative who acted as poseur-buyer, several identification cards and one unit of an android cellular phone.
During an interview with the Philippine News Agency, Julhasan claimed he was a courier, but not connected to any courier service company. He denied having knowledge of the contents of a package that he handed out to the poseur buyer.
He said that prior to the drug bust, he received a call from a "client" who instructed him to pick up the package somewhere in Las Pinas City and to deliver it to Bacoor City.
"Hindi sinabi nung tumawag kung ano yung laman ng package at hindi rin nya sinabi ang pangalan niya (The caller did not say what the package contained and also did not give his name)," the suspect said.
"Nangako sya na babayaran ako ng PHP5,000 pag nai-deliver ko na yung package (He promised to pay me PHP5,000 after I make the delivery)," he added.
The suspect faces charges for violation of sections 5 and 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002. (PNA)