Ex-soldier, two others
nabbed in drug-busts
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
A former member of the Philippine Army is now locked up in jail, after he was arrested Wednesday during a buy-bust operation in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental, while about 100,000 worth of shabu and a gun were recovered by the police from a suspected drug peddler in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.
Nelben Calanza, a former member of the 11th Infantry Battalion, was arrested during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Panubigan, San Carlos City, that also yielded a sachet of suspected shabu, P300 in marked money, P210 in cash, a cellular phone, and a Honda Wave motorcycle.
As a former Army soldier who went AWOL (Absent With Out Leave) in 2004, Calanza has been listed as number seven in the target list of drug personalities of the Canlaon City Police Station.