Saturday, July 21, 2012

Commercial pilot nabbed in ‘shabu’ buy-bust operation - Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

MANILA, Philippines—For this pilot, there are other ways of getting high. 

 A 40-year-old commercial pilot was arrested by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Taguig City after he was caught selling methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” to an undercover agent a week ago, the agency said Saturday.

Rioklyn P. Toledo, a local airline pilot and resident of Parañaque City, was caught red-handed selling two plastic sachets of shabu, weighing a little over 9 grams, to a PDEA agent posing as a buyer, the PDEA said.

In a statement, PDEA Director General Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr. said the entrapment operation occurred on July 14, at about 2 a.m., when Toledo agreed to a rendezvous with the PDEA agent at the corner of Rizal and 29th Streets.

At the pre-arranged signal, agents from the PDEA Regional Office National Capital Region under Director Wilkins M. Villanueva moved in to arrest the suspect, Gutierrez said.

The operatives seized a .45-cal. pistol and a Nissan Navarra from the suspect, who did not resist arrest, the official said.

“Mr. Toledo was reported to supply the needs of some of the pilots and some foreign tourists,” the PDEA said in the statement without providing details.

Toledo, who is temporarily detained at the PDEA jail facility in Quezon City, will face a charge of violating Section 5, or sale of dangerous drugs, under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.  If convicted, he will face life imprisonment and a fine ranging from P500,000 to P10 million.


http://newsinfo.inquirer.net

ANTI-NARCOTICS agents have collared a 40-year-old commercial pilot in Taguig City after selling methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu to a poseur-buyer, an official said on Saturday. 

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Undersecretary Jose Gutierrez Jr. said that Rioklyn Toledo, who flies a local airline, and a resident of Better Living, Parañaque, was caught red-handed selling two plastic sachets of shabu, weighing 9.1433 grams, which he handed over to a PDEA agent who acted as buyer on July 14.

Toledo was allegedly supplying the needs of some of the pilots and some foreign tourists.

During the operation, Toledo agreed to rendezvous with the poseur-buyer along Rizal Street corner 29th Street, Taguig, City to facilitate sale of shabu.

Upon the pre-arranged signal, agents from the PDEA Regional Office National Capital Region immediately subdued the suspect.

Confiscated from Toledo were one unit of .45 cal pistol and a Nissan Sentra Navarra.

Toledo is now temporarily detained at the PDEA jail facility in Quezon City. A case for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, has been filed against the suspect before the City Prosecutor’s Office, Taguig City.

Once convicted, he is liable to suffer life imprisonment and a fine ranging from P500,000 to P10 million pesos.


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