11 arrested for drugs,
illegal gambling: police
The police arrested 11 suspects for various offenses in the cities of Bacolod and Victorias, and the towns of Manapla and Binalbagan, all in Negros Occidental, Wednesday and Thursday.
Senior Insp. Edencio Gregorio, Manapla police chief, said yesterday that Remy Ardena, “alias Kano”, 49, was nabbed in a buy-bust operation jointly conducted by the Manapla police and operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Wednesday.
He added that Ardena’s arrest also yielded seven sachets of suspected shabu, P500 in marked money, and P260 in cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of suspected shabu.
Five persons, meanwhile, were collared by Station 4 policemen in Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City, for allegedly playing “tong-its”, an illegal card game, on Wednesday.
Mike Sangcapan, 22, of Brgy. 30, Bacolod, and Romy Rivera, 35, of Gonzaga Subdivision in Brgy. Villamonte, were arrested in Purok Ylac, by a team led by Police Officer 3 Luduvico dela Raya.
A deck of playing cards and P150 were recovered from Sangcapan and Rivera during their arrest.
The same team also nabbed Rodora Herames, 43; Jone Castro, 35; and Anthony Castillo, 46, of Purok Bayanihan in Brgy. Villamonte, an hour later, also for playing “tong-its”.
A deck of playing cards and P135 in cash were recovered from the three arrested, police added.
In Victorias City, two men allegedly involved in illegal gambling, were arrested by the police in Brgy. 14, on Thursday.
Supt. Alexander Munoz, Victorias police chief, said the arrest of Jonas Dordas, 19, and Edwin Paciente,42, both residents of Hacienda Naglo in the barangay, yielded P693 in cash believed to be bets, assorted illegal gambling paraphernalia, a blue Suzuki motorcycle with plate number 15365, and two flashlights.
Meanwhile, Bantay Dagat personnel intercepted a fishing boat and arrested three of its crew members for illegal fishing within the territorial waters of Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, police records showed.
Nabbed were Jay, Erwin, and Daryl, all surnamed Flores, while the alleged owner of the intercepted fishing boat was identified as Lowell Sanicas of Brgy. Aguisan, Himamaylan City.
Policemen also apprehended Elma Manzanares, 45, in Brgy. Rizal, Silay City, on the strength of an arrest warrant for alleged violation of RA 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Act of 1992, issued by former Silay Regional Trial Court Judge Reynaldo Alon, who set the bail at P80,000.*GPB/APN
3 nabbed for eatery hold-up
Three teenagers were apprehended by Station 2 policemen at about 3:35 a.m. Thursday at San Agustin Street in Bacolod City, four weeks after they allegedly held up an eatery employee.
Senior Police Officer 1 Mario dela Torre, chief investigator of Police Station 2, identified those arrested as Aldrin Gregorio, Joenie Lachica, and Edwin Palcon, all 18, and residents of Murcia town, Negros Occidental.
Dela Torre said employees of the Angel Burger Store sought police help, claiming they saw three suspicious-looking persons loitering near their eatery.
Police Officer 2 Christopher Profeta, case investigator, said Christine Neri, 19, of Purok Fire in Brgy. 8, Bacolod, and employed by the Obees Eatery, positively identified the three as the same persons who held her up on January 26.
Neri had told the police that three unidentified men entered the eatery, and that one of them threatened her with an ice pick, declared a hold-up, took her cellular phone, and fled with his companions.
Profeta told the DAILY STAR that Neri’s cellular phone and a bladed weapon were recovered from Gregorio.*APN