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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, July 17, 2017
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AWOL cop, others nabbed

A Special Action Force policeman, who had gone AWOL (absent-without-official-leave) and three others were arrested during an anti-drugs operation in Purok Paloma, Barangay 16 in Bacolod City, at about 11:50 p.m. Friday.

Arrested were Police Officer 3 Clyde Dulaca, 45, of Barangay 35 in Bacolod, Agiemon Padilla, alias “Moonlight”, 28, Chad Mariano, 37, and Gracel Carian, 37, of Barangay 16, a police report said.

Padilla, the subject of the operation, handed a small heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected shabu to the police poseur-buyer, in exchange for P200 in marked money, the police said.

Dulaca, Mariano and Carian meanwhile werecaught while allegedly having a drug session in the house of Padilla.

A .45 caliber pistol and a magazine with eight ammunition were seized from Dulaca.

The operation yielded six sachets of suspected shabu,five disposable lighters, five improvised tooters with traces of suspected shabu, several drugs paraphernalia, a Commission on Elections identification card, and the Philippine National Police ID of Dulaca, police records show.

The police are readying charges for violations of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 against the suspects.

Dulaca may also face charges for violation of R.A. 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

The charges against the suspects will be filed at the Bacolod City Prosecutor's Office, today, the police added.*SGG



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