A truck driver from San Andres who reportedly avoided being caught in past buy-bust operations was finally arrested by the Catanduanes police after a court-ordered search last Friday yielded 10 sachets of suspected shabu.
According to the report of the San Andres police, a team led by Lt. Marissa Macabeo implemented a search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Executive Judge Genie G. Gapas-Agbada against a certain “Sadam” at 5 A.M. of Dec. 11, 2020 at the latter’s residence in barangay Catagbacan.
The report said the 30-year old suspect has been detained pending the filing of charges against him for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.
It is claimed that the driver, identified as Simporoso Satairapan, was not in the list of those suspected of involvement in illegal drugs in Catagbacan but in the past the police is said to have launched three separate buy-bust operations against him, all of which failed as Satairapan proved to be elusive.
The driver initially claimed that he was visited the night before by his friend who wanted to drink liquor but did not push through after Satairapan’s live-in partner, with whom he has two young children, objected.
He said he did not allow his friend inside and instead made him sit near the door where the police searcher later found a black purse containing seven small sachets of suspected illegal drugs as well as P29 in cash.
Satairapan, however, kept his mouth shut when a mint container with three more sachets of shabu and a folded aluminum foil was found in another place inside his residence.