• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated an estimated half a kilo of suspected shabu with a street market value of P3.4 million, from an arrested drug suspect on February 4, in Brgy. 10, Bacolod City.
The joint buy bust operation of PDEA and Police Station led to the arrest of a suspect identified as Noel Palacios, of Purok Boulevard, Brgy. 3, Bacolod City.
Four other drug suspects were also separately apprehended by the police in series of buy bust operations in Negros Occidental, yielding about P20,000 worth of suspected shabu.
Nabbed in Pontevedra was Paul Bacolod, Crisanto Quijano in Talisay City, Marl Salvador Aresgado in Cadiz City, and Conrad Mijares in La Castellana.
Two other drug suspects identified as Eric Narciso and Adrian Tingson are now detained in jail, following their arrests on Feb. 3 in Sagay City and Binalbagan, respectively.
The apprehension of Narciso yielded 0.9 grams of suspected shabu with a market value of P6,120, while two grams of suspected shabu valued at P13,600 and P500 in marked money, were also recovered by the police during the arrest of Tingson, police said.*