Guns, P500k of shabu seized in Plaridel

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Col. Emma M. Libunao, Acting Bulacan Provincial Director (center) interrogates the suspect after the search warrant operation is conducted by Plaridel police and seized 100 grams of shabu and several firearms on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (Photo courtesy of BulPPO)

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — A thirty-five years old suspected member of a crime syndicate was arrested wherein assorted firearms and P500,000 worth of shabu were seized in a buy bust and search warrant operation conducted by Plaridel police on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 4).

Bulacan PNP Director PCol. Emma M. Libunao identified the arrested suspect as Israel Jake Buhain, 35, of said place and son of a former policeman.

Investigation showed that Plaridel Police led by P/Lt. Col. Victorino Valdez raided the house of the suspect at around 2:30 p.m. after a positive buy-bust was earlier held against the suspect.

The operatives armed by Search Warrant (SW) issued by Judge Crisostomo Danguilan of Branch 21 Regional Trial Court (RTC) City of Malolos accompanied by Barangay Captain Crispin Sevilla and other village officials were able to recovered from Buhain found in his room five short firearms and replicas of long firearms and over one hundred grams of suspected shabu worth P500, 000 and cash amounting to P160,840.

Prior to the seized drugs and firearms, a positive buy-bust operation was earlier conducted against the suspect prompting the police operatives to manage a Search Warrant.

“Hindi inaasahan ng ating mga pulis na ganito karami ang droga at mga baril na makukuha.. bigtime ito and most probably involved siya sa ibat-ibang illegal activities such as gun-running,” Libunao said.

Buhain and his 12-year old daughter are only present when the police raided the house. (RONDA BALITA Online)

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.

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