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BCPO taps motorcycle clubs
in anti-criminality campaign

The Bacolod City Police Office will tap the services of the Bacolod Riders Organization and Strikers motorcycle riding club to help in the fight against criminalities in the city, Supt. Joseph Bayan, deputy police director, said yesterday.

Bayan said the BCPO and members of BRO, through their president Trino Belleza, and members of the Strikers Group led by Rico Esclabanan, founder and president, entered into a memorandum of agreement Monday to formally launch the partnership.

He said that under the MOA, the motorcycle riding groups will help the city police in the maintenance of peace and order and the neutralization of criminal elements in the streets of Bacolod.

Bayan added this is very timely especially that there are successive incidents of car burglaries and snatching perpetrated by suspects riding in tandem on a motorcycle.

The club also helped in the anti-crime prevention drives in Bacolod during the time of Supt. Leo Irwin Agpangan as officer-in-charge in 2008.*APN

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Drug raps filed vs. 13

Illegal drug charges were filed before the Bacolod City Prosecutors Office yesterday against 13 persons arrested by members of the City Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group in a series of raids in Purok Sigay, Brgy. 2.

CAIDSTOG chief, Senior Insp. Niel Exaltado, said they filed charges for visiting a drug den and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia against Mark Anthony Jimenez, 38, of Brgy. Handumanan; Albert Mombate, 36, of Luzuriaga Street; Eduardo dela Torre, 24, of Brgy. Villamonte; Emilio Sing, 40, of Brgy. 17; Roberto Carasaquit, 29, of Brgy. 9; John Psalm Sebullen, 23, of Brgy. 10; and Avelino Casalda, 33, of Purok Luhod-luhod, Brgy. Mandalagan, whose employment at the Department of Public Services was also terminated.

Casalda was delisted as casual employee of DPS after his arrest on orders by Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia.

The drug test conducted on the suspects by the chemist of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office crime laboratory showed they are negative for illegal drug use, police records show.

Exaltado said they also filed charges for illegal drug use and possession of drug paraphernalia against Henry Cebugal, 27, of Purok Sabes in Brgy. Villamonte; Victor Sagon, 23, of Brgy. 14; Rex Baylon, 49, of Brgy. Ma-ao, Bago City; and Joselito Idala, 19, of Brgy. Cansilayan in Murcia town, Negros Occidental, after they all tested positive for shabu use.

Juvy Dacumos, “alias Tata”, 30, who owns one of the two houses raided, was also charged for selling illegal drugs after she was nabbed in a buy-bust before the raid, he added.

Exaltado also said that Norberto Medel, 66, who owns the other house where eight of the suspects were caught having a pot session, was also charged for maintaining a drug den.*APN

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