BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III
Operatives of the Bacolod City Police seized P131,000 worth of suspected shabu in three buy-bust operations conducted in barangays Bata, 10, and 14 in Bacolod City Monday.
P/Major Sherlock Gabana, BCPO spokesperson, said they arrested Ramar Abria, alias “Small,” 30, of Purok Pinetree, Brgy. Bata, and Raymoundo Termil Jr., alias “Boknoy,” 42, of Purok Tunay, in the barangay at about 5 p.m.
Gabana said they were arrested after they transacted with a police poseur buyer to sell a sachet of shabu for P500 near the residence of Termil.
Confiscated after their arrest were seven additional elongated sachets of suspected shabu, weighing about 3.2 grams and worth P21,760, and an improvised tooter.
More than an hour later, Joan Bugna, 36, of Purok Magtiayon in Brgy. 10, was arrested near her house after she sold a sachet of suspected shabu to a poseur buyer for P500.
Recovered from her possession were two big heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu, valued at P82,000 and weighing 12 grams.
At about 7:30 p.m., Miriam Cavile, alias “May,” 38, of Purok Boulevard in Brgy. 14 was arrested, also for selling suspected shabu near her house.
An additional 10 sachets of suspected shabu, worth P28,000 and weighting four grams, were seized from her possession, the police added.
Meanwhile, one of the three suspected snatchers, who forcibly took the bag of a woman at 17th Street in Bacolod City, was arrested at about 8 p.m. Monday.
Police identified the arrested suspect as Allan Antiquera, 22, of Hermilinda Homes in Brgy. Mansilingan, Bacolod. The names of his companions, who are at large, are still being determined.
Tiffany Myrrh Casipong, 24, of Brgy. 7, said she was walking in the area when one of the suspects snatched her bag.
Casipong said she asked for help from security guard Ronald Condino, 32, who was detailed at the nearby JSY Building, who chased the suspects and caught up with Antiquera.
Her bag, containing a cell phone worth P50,000, and a wallet with P185 in cash, among others, was recovered from Antiquera.
Antiquera said he was mistakenly arrested, adding that he was waiting for his wife when he heard Casipong shouting for help.
He said he was surprised when he was arrested later.
Despite his denial, the police said it is certain that he was one of the suspects because the bag was recovered from his possession and he was also carrying a 7-inch long kitchen knife.*