Tiñga wants warehouses in Taguig scoured for drug labs (Metro News)

April 4, 2010 11:57 am 

MANILA, April 4 — Taguig City Mayor Freddie Tiñga wanted all warehouses in one particular subdivision scoured following a raid on and discovery of a hidden drug laboratory there.

Tiñga has directed Chairman Delio Santos of Barangay Bagumbayan to intensify the inspection of over 100 warehouses and other establishments within the Mañalac industrial zone as a precautionary move against big-time drug traders.

“If they (establishment owners) refuse to open their doors for inspection, we will bring the police in to make sure that their premises and operations are fully inspected,” the mayor said.

The local chief executive gave out the order after members of the National Capital Region Police Office-Regional Police Intelligence Operation Unit (NCRPO-RPIOU) swooped down on a clandestine drug lab within a warehouse on no. 5 Carlo Drive, Mañalac Subdivision, Bagumbayan last week.

The operatives, led by Supt. Leo Francisco, learned of the drug-making facility after nabbing drug “pushers” William Altejeros, alias Charlie Sy Lim, 40; and Guofu Fu, 30, in Barangay Bagong Tanyag, also in Taguig.

Police said the suspects, who have been the subject of a surveillance operation for two months, began renting the warehouse last February 15 supposedly to put up a spare parts business under the name of Henry Ang.

Santos said that the suspects did not secure any business permit from the barangay or even the Business Permits and Licenses Office (BPLO) of the city government.

Some P2 million worth of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) as well as a plethora of sophisticated equipment and other drug paraphernalia were seized as a result of the raid.

Tiñga said that he fully supports the police’s intensified campaign against illegal drugs.

Earlier, the city government honored the 24 operatives of the NCRPO for the arrests of two notorious pushers.

Tiñga and City Administrator Wilfredo C. Villar awarded certificates of commendation to members of the NCRPO Regional Police Intelligence Operation Unit (RPIOU) led by Supt. Francisco.

Francisco and his men were also given cash incentives by the mayor for their support in the city’s unrelenting drive against illegal drugs.

Included in the commendations were Supt. Audie Madrideo, CInsp. Dennis Rodriguez, CInsp. Virgilio Rubio, SInsp. Reynaldo Ramos, Sinsp. Ernesto Capungcol, Insp. Virgelio Santiago , Insp. Bernard Pagaduan, Insp. Luis Chico, SPO3 Alberto Evia, SPO3 Eraldo Lectura, SPO3 Elmer Corbe, SPO3 Marcelo Alcancia, Jr., SPO1 Randy Fuentes, SPO1 Albert Amurao, SPO1 Edwin dela Cruz, SPO1 Dennis Padpad, PO3 Gene Nelson Javier, PO3 Christopher Rivera, PO3 Douglas Melendres, PO2 Reynaldo Cuevas, PO2 James Barbajera, Jr., and PO2 Eddie Semacio. (PNA) DCT/CLTC

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