Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet – A notorious drug distributor and a high-value target finally landed in jail after being arrested in a buy-bust operation for selling drugs to one of the undercover police officer.

Drug suspect identified as Rochester Chayao Dagiw-a a.k.a BETYENG, 33, a native of Buguias, Benguet and a resident of Buyagan, Poblacion, La Trinidad, Benguet was caught in Poblacion, La Trinidad, Benguet in the afternoon of December 16, 2019.

It can be recalled that the above alias circulated in social media lately where residents were calling the attention of the police of Benguet and clamoring for the arrest of the suspect as he was allegedly using minors from schools in distributing drugs in the area. 

Acting on the netizen complaints, Benguet Police Provincial Office initiated surveillance and eventually, a buy-bust operation was conducted. Dagiw-a @ BETYENG did not resist arrest during the operation as he was trapped in the area.

Joint personnel of Benguet Provincial Intelligence Branch, La Trinidad MPS Drug Enforcement Unit and members of the Regional Intelligence Division who arrested Dagiw-a seized one (1) heat-sealed suspected shabu, Php1,000.00 buy-bust money and one (1) keypad Samsung cellular phone.

Investigation revealed that Dagiw-a is indeed selling illegal drugs in La Trinidad, and other parts of Benguet and he has been using students in his transactions. 

He was tagged as one of the remaining drug distributors in the locality of Buyagan, La Trinidad, Benguet and neighboring towns.

Dagiw-a is now facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and he is now for inquest proceedings.

The public is encouraged to be vigilant and replicate the initiative of the person who uploaded this issue. (PROCOR RPIO)