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Satellite map of Matnog in Sorsogon, Region 5, Philippines.

Satellite map of Matnog in Sorsogon, Region 5, Philippines.

Matnog,Sorsogon, [05.20.17] – A drug suspect was nabbed in buy bust operation by joint elements of Station Drug Enforcement Unit of Matnog and Sta. Magdalena and Sorsogon Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit in coordination with Philippine Drug Eenforcement Agency [PDEA] at around 12:15 o’ clock in the morning of May 19, 2017 at  Barangay Camcaman, Matnog, Sorsogon.

In a news release by Police Superintendent Nonito Furio Marquez, Police Community Relation-Public Information Office of Sorsogon Police Provincial Office,  Matnog  Municipal Police Station has identified  the suspect as Gino Gacis Garduque, 28 years old, single of  Barangay Gadgaron, Matnog, Sorsogon.

The lawful body search to the suspect has resulted to the recovery of the following:

a.one [1] piece of heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white            crystalline substance suspected as ”SHABU”;

  1. one [1] unit Samsung cell phone;
  2. One [1] transparent plastic container containing seven [7] heat sealed transparent plastic containing white crystalline substance suspected as”SHABU”;
  3. one[1] five hundred peso bill;
  4. one [1] pc colored red lighter; and
  5. Wallet containing ID, documents cash amounting to four hundred pesos.


Likewise, the apprehended suspect is a Municipal Drug Surrenderee during the conduct of Oplan Tokhang, Police Chief Inspector Jeric Don Sadia, said.

“Since the suspect was arrested in a drug cleared barangay, Camcaman  will undergo a process based on Dangerous Drugs Board [DDB] Regulation No. 2, series of 2017 which provides that in the event of new reports regarding any illegal drug activities, the status of the concerned cleared brgy shall not be automatically reverted to drug affected barangay.The oversight committee will validate first the report. Likewise, BADAC is mandated to convene, hold a barangay assembly and assess the status in the area.”, the statement said.

Since the launching of One Sorsogon Project in the province, numerous information were received by this office through our hotline that resulted to the arrest of the suspect,”  Police Superintendent Marquez quoted PCI Sadia in his report.