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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, July 12, 2018
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‘Silay traffic enforcer
positive for drug use’


A traffic enforcer who was arrested with two others Tuesday during a buy-bust operation in Silay City, Negros Occidental, tested positive for drug use, Supt. Noel Polines said yesterday.

The arrest of Arnel Canag, who has been employed as a traffic enforcer of the Silay City government for 15 years, Robert Borce and Orlando Tahum, yielded about P10,000 worth of suspected shabu, Polines, Silay police chief, said.

Polines said he has repeatedly warned Canag about his illegal activities, following his assumption as Silay City police chief.

Canag was charged yesterday for violation of Sections 11 and 12 of RA 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Drug Act of 2002, and illegal possession of firearms, after the recovery of a gun from him.

Similar charges for violation of RA 9165 were also filed against Borce, who was previously released from jail for a similar offense, and Tahum, a newly identified drug personality in Silay City, Polines added.

He added that the arrest of Canag will serve as a warning to others, that he will not spare anybody in his anti-illegal drug campaign.

Last week, the Silay police also recovered P400,000 worth of suspected shabu from two arrested drug suspects.

Expect more arrest of drug personalities in the days to come, Polines said.*GPB


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