|Arrest of High Value Target involving A Fire Officer|
NEWS RELEASE 121416-03
Authority : PSUPT IMELDA VASQUEZ TOLENTINO
Chief, Regional Public Information Office
Camp Efigenio C Navarro, Calapan City
Date : December 14, 2016
Camp Efigenio C Navarro, Calapan City-As part of the intensified campaign of PRO MIMAROPA on anti- illegal drugs operations under Project Double Barrel Alpha, Oplan HVT, a Fire Officer identified as FO2 Elbert B Caringal, 38 years old, separated, a resident of Brgy. Gutad, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, an active member of the Bureau of Fire Protection and currently assigned at Victoria Fire Station was arrested during the buy-bust operations “OPLAN BIG BERTHA” conducted by joint personnel of Naujan Municipal Police Station, Provincial Itelligence Branch Oriental Mindoro, Provincial Public Safety Company Oriental Mindoro Focus Team, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group 4B and Regional Anti Illegal Drugs Special Operatives Task Group on December 13, 2016 in Brgy. Pinagsabangan 2, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro.
Confiscated from his possession and control were six (6) pieces heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected "shabu", one (1) piece lighter, three (3) strip aluminum foil, 1/8 sheet of coupon bond, and one (1) piece five hundred peso (Php 500.00) bill used as marked money.
FO2 Caringal was listed High Value Target of PRO MIMAROPA Regional Level and first arrested by the personnel of Pinamalayan MPS on May 2012 for the same offense.
The suspect is presently detained at Naujan Municipal Police Station.