Lady cop chief in Or. Mindoro strikes again, nabs village official in a drug buy-bust act

POSTED: Monday, August 4th, 2014

CALAPAN CITY – Almost two months after personally led police operation in arresting a suspected big-time illegal drug pusher in her area of operation, the lady chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in a central municipality in Oriental Mindoro once again nabbed another drug offender and this time, a barangay (village) official.

Police Sr. Inspector Marites P. Peñaflor, chief of police of Socorro town, said province, reported over the weekend the arrest of Orlando Macatngay, 40, a member of the barangay council of Mabuhay Uno there, who was nabbed in an entrapment police anti-illegal drug operation in the evening of July 24 in his house along the national highway of Oriental Mindoro.

Captain Peñaflor, in his report to Oriental Mindoro PNP director Sr. Supt. Ronaldo F. De Jesus, stated Macatangay was nabbed at about 9:30 PM last Thursday together with a certain Michael Batislaong, 28, of the adjacent Brgy. Subaan, immediately after he turned over the shabu item to a police poseur buyer.

Accordingly, Batislaong is an alleged illegal drug supplier to Macatangay who frequently go to the said village official whenever there is shipment of suspected shabu in their area.

Recovered in the possession of the two during the said police operation, which was again led by the said lady police official, are an estimated P3000-worth of shabu powder in a plastic sachet, a cellular phone and a cash money worth P5,061.

It can be recalled that last July 7, Peñaflor, who is now gaining a reputation as an action officer and a “no-non sense” lady police official in Oriental Mindoro, arrested a suspected big-time illegal drug pusher in the same town.

Also a buy-bust police operation, the woman police officer led her men in arresting suspect Reymond R. Camacho, 27, a resident of Brgy. Zone 3, who yielded 11 plastic sachets of shabu powder and a .22 Magnum revolver with 10 live bullets.

Aside from anti-illegal drug and patrol operations in her town, Peñaflor is also personally regularly leading her police operatives in their area of operation in conducting anti-illegal logging operations. ( By JUANCHO R. MAHUSAY)

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