Buy-bust - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Buy-bust


Rapper Loonie released on P2 million bail

Jan 25, 2020 - 2:19 PM

The rapper walks out of jail months after being arrested with 4 others in a buy-bust operation in September 2019

RELEASED. Loonie is released from jail after posting P2 million bail. Photo from the Makati Police

PDEA seizes P13.6-M shabu in Zamboanga buy-bust

Oct 27, 2019 - 10:23 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 9 and Zamboanga police arrest 5 suspects

BUY-BUST. Photo shows the boodle money used by authorities a the drug buy-bust in Zamboanga City on Ocotber 27, 2019. Photo courtesy of PDEA-9

PDEA arrests Fil-Am DJ, American tourist in Pampanga buy-bust

Oct 24, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Agents of PDEA Central Luzon nab the suspects at the red light district of Barangay Balibago

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Couple, teen drug courier arrested in Mandaluyong

Oct 02, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Police confiscate some P5.4 million worth of shabu during the buy-bust

FlipTop rapper Loonie nabbed by Makati cops in buy-bust

Sep 18, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Loonie and 4 others are arrested in Barangay Poblacion, Makati

LOOK: Police arrest 2 in QC mall drug buy bust

Jul 20, 2019 - 11:09 PM

The suspects face charges of selling and possessing illegal drugs

BUY BUST. Quezon City Police arrest two for sale and possession of illegal drugs within the premises of SM North Edsa. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Makati police seize drugs from college student, friend in buy-bust

Apr 13, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The Makati police chief says recently-arrested drug personalities named the main suspect as their source of illegal drugs

ARRESTED. Makati City police arrests a college student for possession of illegal drugs. Photo from Makati police

PDEA shoots two cops who accompanied Pasig pusher in buy-bust

Feb 23, 2019 - 10:37 PM

The two companions of a Pasig drug dealer turns out to be policemen under the Eastern Police District

'Ninja cop' killed in Dipolog drug buy-bust

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:19 PM

Police Superintendent Santiago Ylanan Rapiz, assigned at the Logistics Branch of the Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office, is killed in an anti-drug operation

DEAD. Police Superintendent Santiago Ylanan Rapiz, assigned at the Logistics Branch of the Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office, is killed in a shootout with police on November 5, 2018. Photo courtesy of PRO-9

2 Zamboanga City cops killed in drug buy-bust operation

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:01 PM

According to reports, the two police officers opened fire 'upon sensing that they were dealing with the operatives'

Erik Matti on 'BuyBust': 'I wanted to be very objective'

Jul 18, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The director also gives updates on 'Darna' and 'OTJ'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Anne Curtis wants to prove girls can be Filipino action stars too

Jul 11, 2018 - 4:59 PM

Anne shares she took martial arts, knife training and even consultations with Scout Rangers and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency officers

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Pusher' police captain shot dead after allegedly fighting back

Jun 11, 2018 - 11:16 AM

Police Senior Inspector Raymond Hortezuela is a suspected protector of Jeffrey 'Jaguar' Diaz, Cebu's alleged 'top drug lord' who was killed in June 2016

INTERNAL CLEANSING. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

2 killed in Batangas drug buy-bust ops

May 04, 2018 - 9:02 PM

The police say suspects Marlon Lubugan and Michael Adrias shot at the authorities when the arrest in Lian town was announced

BUY-BUST. Two drug suspects die after allegedly exchanging fire with police from Lian town and Batangas province on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Photo from the Batangas Provincial Police Office

Habal-habal driver in Negros Occidental yields P6.82M worth of drugs

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The suspect, 29-year-old Christian Unabia, faces charges for sale and possession of illegal drugs

WATCH: Anne Curtis plays a drug enforcement agent in 'Buy Bust'

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Anne stars with Brandon Vera in the movie directed by Erik Matti

This is where they do not die

Nov 25, 2017 - 6:07 PM

The war, as we have discovered, is fought in places where privilege does not extend

WATCH: Anne Curtis, Brandon Vera behind the scenes of 'BuyBust'

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:45 PM

See Anne and Brandon training for the action-packed scenes in Erik Matti's 'BuyBust'

3 brothers killed in drug bust linked to drug syndicate

Oct 03, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Mandaue City Police Office chief Senior Superintendent Roberto Alanas claims the Umpad brothers - Ruben, 25; John Vincent, 26; and Jerome, 28 – became members of the Sadaya Drug Group while inside the Mandaue City jail

3 days after leaving jail, 3 brothers killed in Cebu drug bust

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:15 PM

Police say the Umpad brothers were killed after fighting back in a buy-bust operation, but the suspects' mother says her sons were sound asleep when cops barged into their home

Cagayan cop killed in drug buy-bust operation

Aug 21, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The suspect a policeman of Piat town was dealing with P15 000 worth of illegal drugs

Erik Matti to MMFF: Change your selection criteria

Jul 04, 2017 - 12:34 AM

The director says he has no problem with a film festival for commercial purposes but it should drop the pretense of artistic excellence or any cultural criteria

Former PBA player Dorian Peña arrested in drug buy-bust – report

May 11, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The former GlobalPort Batang Pier player is arrested with two others in an alleged drug den in Merryland Village Mandaluyong City according to a report

ARRESTED. Ex-PBA player Dorian Peña, seen during a 2014 game for Barako Bull, was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Mandaluyong City. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

News Briefs: March 9, 2017

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday March 9

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Feb 10, 2017 - 1:04 PM

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PNP out of drug war means end to 'tokhang,' buy-bust

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:30 PM

What are policemen allowed and not allowed to do from today? The PNP explains in detail

CHANGE OF PLANS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa updates President Rodrigo Duterte on the whereabouts of a cop suspected to be behind the killing of Jee Ick Joo during a late-night press conference at Malacañang Palace. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Alleged Espinosa drug supplier nabbed in Iligan

Jan 18, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Tagged a drug queen Lovely Adams Impal says she has stopped selling illegal drugs since she surrendered to PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa last year

DENIAL. Lovely Adams Impal, the alleged supplier of Eastern Visayas drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, claims no buy-bust happened at her residence in Iligan City on January 18, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Drug suspect in Palawan town killed in buy-bust

Jan 09, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Daniel Acob is the first casualty of the campaign against drugs in the province

#PugadBaboy: The Consultant

Dec 09, 2016 - 11:00 AM

12 'lady boys' arrested in Boracay drug buy bust

Nov 08, 2016 - 8:45 AM

PO2 Juno Gregorio says Mark Galicia – alias Manikin – sold sachets of shabu to a poseur buyer in a resort at around 8:45 pm During the buy bust operation the policemen also saw 11 other ‘lady boys’ having a pot session inside their rented room

DRUG BUST. Photo from Boracay Police.

PNP arrests 25 foreigners in Boracay cybercrime den

Aug 22, 2016 - 10:59 PM

The arrests are a result of a shabu buy bust operation done by local police in Sitio Bulabog in Barangay Balabag on Boracay island

#PugadBaboy: The Returnee 36

Aug 19, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Monster Radio RX 93.1 on Karen Bordador arrest

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:43 PM

Karen showed no indication in the workplace of any involvement with prohibited substances says RX93 1 in a statement

KAREN BORDADOR. RX93.1, the radio station that Karen DJ-ed for, releases a statement after she was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation. Screengrab from Facebook/TheKarenBordador

DJ Karen Bordador, boyfriend arrested in drug operation

Aug 14, 2016 - 9:28 PM

UPDATED Radio DJ Karen Bordador and her boyfriend were caught in possession of approximately P3 million worth of drugs

KAREN BORDADOR. The radio DJ and her boyfriend Emilio Lim were caught in possession of P3 million worth of drugs. Screengrab from Facebook/TheKarenBordador

4 dead in Cebu buy-bust encounter

Aug 03, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Cebu Provincial Police Office Director Jose Macanas says there were 3 other buy bust operations in the province but no one died because no one fought back

Cop linked to drugs killed in Bacolod buy-bust operation

Jul 04, 2016 - 12:25 AM

The cop had been AWOL for a year and was included in the city police s watchlist

Locator map of Bacolod City

7 dead in Davao City anti-drug raids

Jul 15, 2015 - 9:43 PM

The city wide series of raids is supervised by no less than CIDG Director Benjamin Magalong

SUSPECTS. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks to suspects who were arrested in a series of drug raids in the city. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

P2M illegal drugs seized in Bacolod raids

Jul 15, 2015 - 8:07 PM

Authorities conduct two separate raids in Bacolod City: one at SM City mall and another at Libertad Market

Seller of fake customs receipts busted

Oct 25, 2014 - 10:21 PM

The Bureau of Customs has also intercepted mailed anti impotency pills