Chief, Police Community Relations Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
9633874/ s5_pampanga
DATE   : February 13, 2014

Member of Bartolo Crime Group Nabbed During Buy Bust

The Pampanga PPO under the leadership of PSSUPT OSCAR D ALBAYALDE, Acting Provincial Director, successfully arrested a member of a crime group during one of the anti-illegal drugs operation conducted by a team of Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) / Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Operation Task Force (PAIDSOTF) led by Deputy PIB, PCI JOSEMARIE BASA at Floridablanca yesterday, February 11, 2014.

In a report sent by Chief PIB, PSUPT RAQUEL LINGAYO, the buy bust operation was conducted around 6:00AM of said date. The operation resulted in the arrest of Roderick Tamundong y Mc Corney aka “Erick”, 39; and Remigio Mitra y Montemayor aka “Balo”, 57, and both residents of Brgy Benedicto, Floridablanca town.

Recovered from the suspects’ possession during the buy-bust operation are the following items:

  1. Forty four (44) pieces of heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected Methamphetamine Hydrochloride (also known as SHABU)
  2. One (1) silver case containing one (1) glass pipe
  3. One (1) improvised burner
  4. Four (4) sticks of suspected dried marijuana fruiting tops
  5. One (1) Zig-Zag interleaved cigarette papers
  6. One (1) crumple aluminum foil containing suspected shabu
  7. Several empty transparent plastic sachets

Further investigation disclosed that Mitra is a member of Bartolo Crime Group operating in the province of Pampanga and among the accused in a murder case filed Docket underNPS No. III-12-INQ-1-02259-02262 for the killing of Ronel Manalansan.

Arrested suspects were brought to PIB Office, Pampanga PPO for investigation while the seized items were brought to Regional Crime Laboratory 3, Camp Olivas for examination.

Separate cases for Violation of Sections 5 and 11, Article II of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) are being readied for filing against the suspects.

PD ALBAYALDE lauds the personnel of the Pampanga PIB for their accomplishment and their efforts in the PNP’s continuous fight to eradicate illegal drug activities in the province of Pampanga.