No. 1 in Taguig drug ‘hotlist’ nabbed


The long arms of the law have finally caught up on the most wanted person in Taguig’s Top 10 Illegal Drug Target Personalities.

Michael Benito R. Tan, a.k.a. Butch, was arrested late last week in a buy-bust operation set up by anti-drug operatives of the Taguig City police in front of 267 MLQ St., Barangay Bagumbayan.

Tan is listed as No. 1 in the Top 10 drug hotlist of Taguig, and his apprehension follows that of Richard Silvestre (No. 4), Isidro Llagas (No. 7), Mardie Talampas (No. 8), Jackie Abone (No. 2) and Rawie Castro (No. 5).

Taguig’s war against drug is taking a significant toll on organized crime groups such as the Tinga Drug Syndicate. Several key members of the syndicate, such as ring leader Elisa “Ely” Tinga, as well as Joana and Henry Tinga, were arrested in recent years.

Mayor Lani Cayetano took pride of this new development and commended the Taguig police for doing a very good job in winning the war against drugs.

“We are confident that with the fall of the most wanted drug personality in Taguig, the rest will follow. This is a big accomplishment for our police force as the biggest player in the drug market has been taken off the streets,” Mayor Lani said.

Taguig City police chief Senior Superintendent Arthur Felix Asis said the anti-drug operation netted 9 sachets of what was recently confirmed as shabu weighing more or less 140.682 grams, a Taurus pistol, two magazine clips and P5,000 worth of buy-bust money.

Asis said the operation was a product of diligent police work and extensive surveillance.

 

Fall of Tinga syndicates and others

Since Mayor Lani took the helm in Taguig, an all-out war was declared against illegal drugs.

In the past, prominent members of the Tinga Drug Syndicate, which included Joana Tinga and Henry Tinga, and key member Elisa “Ely” Tinga, were put behind bars.

This year alone, six persons in the Top 10 drug hotlist had been arrested and the number of total arrests involving drugs significantly increased to 70%.

The city’s crime rate has also gone down 56% for the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year.

“This twin achievements of the police do not, and will not, go unnoticed. Peace and order is a very essential part of progress. Again, we commend the police for a job well done,” Mayor Lani said. ###

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FILIPINO VERSION:

 ‘Most Wanted’ sa drugs sa Taguig, tiklo sa buy-bust

Nalambat na ng mga pulis ang Numero Uno sa Top 10 Illegal Drug Target Personalities ng Taguig.

Naaresto ng mga anti-drug operatives ng Taguig si Michael Benito R. Tan, a.k.a. Butch, sa isang buy-bust operation sa harap ng 267 MLQ St., Barangay Bagumbayan noong nakaraang linggo.

Si Tan ang No. 1 sa Top Ten most wanted sa drugs ng Taguig. Nauna nang naaresto ng mga pulis nitong taon ang iba pang nasa listahan tulad nina Richard Silvestre (No. 4), Isidro Llagas (No. 7), Mardie Talampas (No. 8), Jackie Abone (No. 2) at Rawie Castro (No. 5).

Noong mga nakaraang taon, mga prominenteng miyembro ng Tinga Drug Syndicate, kasama na si Joana Tinga at Henry Tinga, ang naaresto ng pulis.

Nahuli rin si Elisa “Ely” Tinga, isang key member ng Tinga Drug Syndicate, sa isang operation laban sa droga.

Ayon kay Mayor Lani Cayetano, marapat lamang na papurihan ang Taguig police sa huli nitong operasyon laban sa droga sa siyudad.

“Naniniwala kami na sa pagkakaaresto ng pinaka-wanted na tao sa droga sa Taguig, madami pa ang susunod. Malaking achievement ito para sa mga pulis ng Taguig, dahil nahuli na rin sa wakas ang pinakamalaking drug player sa ating mga lansangan,” ani Mayor Lani.

Ayon naman kay Taguig City police chief Senior Superintendent Arthur Felix Asis, nakuha kay Tan ang 9 sachets ng shabu na may timbang na 140.682 gramo, isang Taurus pistol, dalawang magazine clips at P5,000 worth ng buy-bust money.

Dagdag pa ni Asis, ang pagkakaaresto kay Tan ay bunga ng masusing police work at extensive surveillance.

Itong taon lamang, anim sa Top 10 drug hotlist ang nahuli na, bukod pa sa pagtaas ng 70% sa bilang ng mga naaresto hinggil sa droga.

Ang crime rate ng Taguig ay bumaba rin ng 56% sa unang anim na buwan ng taon kumpara noong 2014.

Simula nang maupo si Mayor Lani bilang alkalde ng Taguig, isang all-out war ang kanyang idineklara laban sa droga. ###


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