ARRESTED. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-12 agents subject to booking procedures target-listed pusher Reu Desuyo Medina (left) alias “Kid Badik,” 35, following his arrest in a village in General Santos City early Friday (Nov. 15, 2019). The suspect reportedly operates in several barangays in the area and nearby Sarangani province. (Photo courtesy of PDEA-12)
GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Police and anti-drug operatives arrested a target-listed drug pusher who reportedly operates in several villages here and nearby Sarangani province in a buy-bust operation early Friday.
Kath Abad, public information officer of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region 12, identified the suspect as Reu Desuyo Medina alias “Kid Badik,” 35, a driver and resident of Purok 6, Sto. Niño in Barangay Apopong.
Abad said the suspect was nabbed by personnel from PDEA-12 and the city police station around 2:30 a.m. in an entrapment near his home.
During the transaction, she said Medina sold a sachet of suspected shabu worth PHP500 to a PDEA agent who posed as a buyer.
The suspect yielded in an ensuing search another sachet of suspected shabu weighing about 0.2 gram and with an estimated street value of PHP1,360, she said.
Abad said Medina was under close watch by their units and other law enforcement agencies for several months and eventually placed in their target list.
“His illegal drug activities were on and off and usually transacts with his buyers from midnight to pre-dawn,” she said.
Based on their intelligence monitoring, she said Medina obtained his illegal drug supplies from a source in Polomolok, South Cotabato and distributed them in this city and in Sarangani province.
The suspect, who is detained at the PDEA-12 lockup here, will be charged with violation of Sections 5 and 11 or selling and possession of dangerous drugs, under Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (PNA)